Emma has a background in public health. She joined RDS SE in April 2016 as programme manager for Kent Surrey and Sussex. Based primarily in Kent she works closely with the Director, Academic Leads and teams overseeing operational activity across the region. She is responsible for contract management and a range of key operational matters, as well as leading on the communications workstream. She represents RDS SE within the National RDS communications community.
Emma worked at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for nine years before the RDS SE, most recently as a Project Manager developing internationally recognised public health guidelines. During her time at NICE, she gained a good understanding of the difficulties of developing public health and social care guidelines when there is a dearth of good quality evidence. She therefore joins the RDS SE with a unique understanding of the importance that good quality, relevant research can play in informing guidance, and ultimately changing current policy and practice.
She has co-authored a number of academic papers on the social determinants of health.
A native of Kent, Emma has a wide range of experience and her career includes a variety of roles both within the UK and internationally, including in Canada and Australia. She graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2001 with BA Hons in Geography and in 2008 obtained a Masters (Dist) in Health and Society at Kings College, London.