Emily joined the Education Policy Institute in May 2018, after working at the Department for Education as an economist from 2002 to 2016.
Most recently she led a broad portfolio of strategic analytical work. This included a major research programme on the performance of disadvantaged pupils in London and an evidence review to inform the
department’s Social Mobility plan “Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential”.
Emily has led extensive work on the economic returns to education, collaborating with academics on several publications. She has led economic appraisals and evaluations in a range of policy areas
including free schools capital funding, Raising the Participation Age to 18, apprenticeships and the Education Maintenance Allowance. Emily holds a first class undergraduate degree in Business Economics from Cardiff University and an MSc in Economics (Distinction) from the University of Sheffield.