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Emma is an Assistant Programme Manager in Nesta’s Education team.

She previously worked in Nesta's Research, Analysis and Policy team, where she co-authored ‘Reclaiming the Smart City: Personal Data, Trust and the New Commons’, a report for the EU Commission’s Horizon 2020 DECODE project.  

Prior to Nesta, Emma worked as an intern and consultant for UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning in Paris, where her work focused on measuring education quality and international assessment tools. She also spent three years working as a secondary school English teacher in Canberra and was an Associate in the Teach for Australia programme.

Emma holds degrees in Sociology, English and Education from the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne. As part of her studies, she completed an interdisciplinary programme at the University of Cambridge and spent a semester studying Comparative International Education at the University of Oslo.