Emma Taylor-Collins

Emma was Senior Research Officer at the Alliance and the Wales Centre for Public Policy until May 2019, leading research and engagement projects that champion the use of evidence in social policy and practice, with a focus on Wales.

Prior to this, Emma was a researcher at the University of Birmingham, seconded to Step Up To Serve, the charity running the #iwill campaign. Her most recent project explored what a habit of social action looks like for young people in the UK. Emma’s background is in the charity sector.

Emma is currently doing a PhD part-time at the University of Birmingham’s Third Sector Research Centre on working-class girls’ participation in social action.

  • Open access: five provocations

    25 October, 2018
    This week marks International Open Access Week 2018. At the Alliance for Useful Evidence, we’re big supporters of the principles behind the open access (OA) movement: scholarly research should be available to everyone, not just to...
  • Evidence for Good

    July 2018
    Charities are becoming increasingly sophisticated about how they gather evidence of impact - and there are many great guides and tools out there to help them do so. But there are other ways that the third...