Emma was a Researcher at Centre for London. She joined the team at the start of 2022 and worked on a variety of research projects.

Emma has an MSc in Environment, Politics and Society, specialising in local democratic engagement with climate action, and has a BA in English Language and Literature. Previously, she has worked on research and policy campaigns at C40 Cities, CDSB, the Critical Minerals Association and various environmental NGOs.

Her research interests include climate action, mental health, social equality, and democratic governance. Outside of work, she enjoys the arts, the natural world, and trying to learn new languages.

What do you love about London?

No matter how long you’ve lived here, there is always a new place to discover, or something new to try, with people of all backgrounds and identities contributing to the city’s rich cultural scene.

What would you change about London if you could?

I would make public transport more accessible (and tolerable), particularly for outer London boroughs. I would also improve community-building initiatives to encourage new connections between Londoners who would otherwise probably never interact.