Emma Taylor-Collins

Job title Senior Research Officer
Organisation Wales Centre for Public Policy
Contact email emma.taylor-collins@wcpp.org.uk
Phone number 02920870738

Emma is Senior Research Officer at the Wales Centre for Public Policy, leading social justice projects. Her current projects include work on the Welsh Government’s Gender Equality Review, a study exploring the views of local government leaders in Wales on austerity, and an ESRC project to share learning between What Works Centres and devolved nations.

Prior to this, Emma was Research Associate 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, having worked for WE and English PEN, as well as for think tank Credos. She has a first class BA (Hons) in History from the University of Warwick.

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

Emma’s major research interests are in social justice and the third sector.


Emma’s blogs for WCPP:

Volunteering and wellbeing in the pandemic: Learning from practice

Building on strong foundations: the volunteer response to the pandemic in Wales

Recovering from the Coronavirus pandemic: maintaining a legacy of volunteering

Increasing the reach of the What Works network