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.
‘Health equality has been de-prioritised for decades’
Blog Posted on: 13 March 2023
‘Our transition to net zero must be government-led and people-powered’
Blog Posted on: 10 March 2023
‘Speaking truth to power’
Blog Posted on: 3 January 2023
The Civic Journey: Summary of emerging findings
Publication Posted on: 19 December 2022
Research on youth volunteering discussed on the Third Sector podcast
Blog Posted on: 27 September 2022
Talking transitions: the road to net zero
Blog Posted on: 22 September 2022
Family and community vulnerabilities in the transition to net zero
Publication Posted on: 22 September 2022
‘If the research sector is to truly reflect our diverse communities, we need new forms of partnerships’
Blog Posted on: 20 July 2022
An equitable future for research and innovation
Publication Posted on: 20 July 2022
Why don’t they ask us? The role of communities in levelling up
Publication Posted on: 14 July 2021
Blog Posted on: 5 February 2021
Risk and Responsibility
Blog Posted on: 28 August 2020
A roadmap to local impact: Institute for Community Studies and Young Foundation respond to the consultation on the UK R&D Roadmap
Blog Posted on: 27 August 2020
Safety in Numbers?
Blog Posted on: 30 June 2020
Safety in numbers?
Publication Posted on: 30 June 2020
Blog Posted on: 29 November 2019