Emma has a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Cambridge and an MSc with Distinction in Gender, Development and Globalisation from the London School of Economics.
“The opportunity to work across such a wide range of sectors, translating qualitative and quantitative findings into tangible change for individuals, families and communities, is one of the most gratifying elements of working at Cordis Bright.”
Emma has a range of research skills and experience. These include:
- Management and analysis of large datasets, using quantitative methods such as statistical mediation and regression analysis to identify causality.
- Qualitative consultation with a wide range of stakeholders including staff, young people and clients, using a range of techniques such as semi-structured interviews, focus groups, and observations.
- Co-productive approaches to qualitative research.
- Conducting literature reviews.
- Designing research tools including surveys, interview topic guides and logic models.
- Producing concise, accessible and coherent reports with actionable insights and conclusions.
Emma's recent and current projects include:
- Evaluation of the Centre for Responsible Credit's Financial Shield, a project bringing creditor and health agencies together in Lambeth and Southwark to help improve the health and financial wellbeing for people who have long term health conditions and who are experiencing financial problems. The mixed methods evaluation includes consideration of processes, impact and a cost-benefit assessment.
- Evaluation of a multi-site programme to reduce highly localised violence in different areas in a city through developing local solutions with the community and grassroots organisations. Core aspects of this evaluation include co-production with local communities affected by the programme, feeding in action learning as the programme progresses, and building evidence of ‘what works’.
- The national evaluation of the MEAM Approach, a framework for helping local areas to design and deliver better support for people experiencing multiple disadvantage. The evaluation framework and methodology were co-produced with the staff delivering the services in the local areas, and has involved peer researchers co-designing research tools, co-delivering the qualitative research and analysing the data collected.
- Evaluation of Women's Pathfinder Whole System Approach and 18-25 Early Intervention Service in Gwent and South Wales. These services divert women and young adults away from crime, and provide support and opportunities which empower them to live healthy, positive and independent lives.
- Evaluation of Barnardo's See, Hear, Respond programme, a national DfE funded programme which utilised a network of organisations from across the VCSE sector to provide support to children and young people adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to joining Cordis Bright, Emma worked in Human Resources at a housing association, analysing employee data and delivering training. Emma also has extensive voluntary experience with organisations seeking to help children at risk and adults experiencing homelessness.