Previous roles include Private Secretary and Adviser to the Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Policy Manager for Local Government, where she worked on projects as diverse as the Speaker's Conference (Parliamentary Representation), the Equalities Framework for Local Government and resolving inequalities through fair housing allocation policies. Parliamentary experience includes running the Westminster office of an MP and Minister and Parliamentary Affairs at the former Commission for Racial Equality.
Emily was Deputy Chair of Lambeth and Southwark Mind (2010-2015) and now volunteers for Black Thrive, developing prevention strategies to reduce disproportionality and poor outcomes in the mental health system.
In 2015, Emily won a fellowship from the Clore Social Leadership Programme, developing leadership talent in the social sector. Her research focused on access to ageing well for diverse people and places and her secondments were with Government Office of Science Foresight (Future of an Ageing Population report), Nurture Development and Fujitsu, exploring the role of technology and asset based community development in enriching lives.
Emily went to Ruskin College, Oxford, read Political Philosophy and her MA in The Idea of Toleration, sponsored by the Morrell Trust at the Universities of Hull and York and taught English in a Government Girls School in rural South India, sponsored by the Bristol based Bishopston-Kuppam Link and a studentship from the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.