Emma joined Public Health Wales in 2015. She has over ten years experience working in a research capacity, most recently on developing and maintaining a routine surveillance and analysis system for intervention and prevention of violence across multiple agencies within South Wales as part of the Research, Policy and International Development Directorate within Public Health Wales.
As the current Senior Research Assistant on developing the Wales violence surveillance project she has a great deal of experience and insight into the processes involved in establishing new initiatives within a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency research environment, knowledge of violence and health assault related data, in the management of electronically stored data, in descriptive analysis to inform reports presented to stakeholders and in assault location data analysis using geolocation and mapping software.
Experience of both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis are part of her research portfolio. This includes running young people’s focus group interviews and participant observation of behaviour management in a youth justice setting; informal and formal face-to-face interviews researching exclusion programmes and crime prevention interventions; secondary analysis of large datasets; systematic and rapid literature reviews.