She leads our approach to learning by working across programme priorities - with practitioners, funders, researchers and people with lived experience – to support shared learning about ‘what works’ and understand ‘how to’ improve later life and support social change.
As Contributing to communities lead, Emily works to help understand the motivations, barriers and enablers that allow more people to enjoy the benefits of volunteering, particularly those currently least likely to and with most to gain.
As a 2015-16 Clore Social Leadership Programme Fellow, she explored how diverse people and places can live well for life and was seconded to Government Office of Science Foresight - Future of an Ageing Population project - Nurture Development and Fujitsu UK and Ireland - exploring the role of technology in enriching later life.
Previously, Emily was Local Influencing Adviser at Age UK where she developed the Age Action Alliance network - working with older people, Government and cross sector organisations - and provided Secretariat for AGE Platform UK.
Prior to this, she worked as Parliamentary Researcher, Adviser and Policy Manager in Parliament, at the Commission for Racial Equality, Equality and Human Rights Commission and Age UK working across all sectors, influencing nationally, locally and internationally, to tackle inequalities and improve lives.
Emily joined Ageing Better in June 2017.