As Senior Development Officer, Emily leads and contributes to a range of health and well-bring projects on topics including HIV, obesity, mental health and children and young people’s rights. She also coordinates the Children and Young People HIV Network.
Emily’s work focuses on the needs of children and young people who are affected by health inequalities and barriers to accessing services, including enabling young people’s participation in decision-making, working to influence policy, and providing practical solutions on a range of social issues.
Before joining the NCB in 2010, Emily worked for City & Guilds to develop qualifications for 14–19 year olds. In the last decade, she has carried out a range of volunteer work with children and young people, and spent a memorable summer working with children and young people in a rural HIV-affected community in Kenya.
Emily has contributed to developing practice in the children’s HIV sector both in her role at NCB and as a member of the Children’s HIV Association Executive Committee (CHIVA), a position she held from 2010 to 2016.