Emma is Reader at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM), Warwick. She led Warwick’s Nuffield/ESRC/HEFCE Q-Step bid (£1.3mil) and set up the Warwick Q-Step Centre. She is recipient of an IBM Faculty Award for ‘Big Data and Real Time Analytics: Ethics and Data Linkage’ , is a member of the National Statistician’s Data Ethics Advisory Committee (NSDEC), and co-investigator of CECAN, the 'Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus’ (led by Prof. Nigel Gilbert), a £3m national research centre funded and supported by the ESRC, Defra, BEIS, NERC, EA, and FSA aimed at developing methods for complex evaluation.
Emma's work is driven by the methodological challenge of studying complex social systems across time and space and developing methods suitable for policy planning. This has involved the methodological challenge of researching cities as complex systems, food hates over the life-course, the complex interactions between knowledge, method and discipline, among other things. Her work on the fellowship focuses on the use of data science for complex government policy planning and evaluation.