Head, Institute for Community Studies

Emily joined us from the British Council, where she developed the global research portfolio, spanning internationally comparative research into youth voice and policy, education, civil society, and culture.

Emily has led and conducted research in the Western Balkans, the Middle East, Latin America, South Africa and Europe, and she previously held professional and academic positions at University College London and King’s College London. She began working in research as a creative practitioner researcher with NGOs in the UK and overseas.

Outside of The Young Foundation, Emily is currently funded by the Leverhulme Trust, undertaking research at Queen Mary, University of London into the effect political instability on citizenship and social organisation. She has a long-standing interest in participatory and creative research approaches. Prior to working in academia she was a playwright and director, running her own theatre company in the UK.


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‘Speaking truth to power’

Blog Posted on: 3 January 2023

The Civic Journey: Summary of emerging findings

Publication Posted on: 19 December 2022

Talking transitions: the road to net zero

Blog Posted on: 22 September 2022

An equitable future for research and innovation

Publication Posted on: 20 July 2022

Undisciplined Spaces

Blog Posted on: 5 February 2021

Risk and Responsibility

Blog Posted on: 28 August 2020

Safety in Numbers?

Blog Posted on: 30 June 2020

Safety in numbers?

Publication Posted on: 30 June 2020

Looking local

Blog Posted on: 29 November 2019


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