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Emily joined the Global Health and Development Department in September 2019. She currently works as a researcher within the Child Protection Research Group on the Child-friendly Catholic Schools Study in Zimbabwe. She has a multidisciplinary background in Geography (BA), International Development (MA) and Public Health, with particular experience conducting qualitative field research in Moshi, Tanzania and Delhi, India. Emily has prior experience in project implementation and management overseas, including working for an NGO that provides health services for children with cleft in Ethiopia.
Her main research interests include child health and child protection in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), focusing particularly on addressing barriers to accessing interventions for children with disabilities.
Emily currently works on the Child-friendly Catholic Schools Study (CCSS-Z), a mixed-methods study evaluating the effectiveness of a school-based child protection intervention. She supports both the quantitative and qualitative components of the study, working closely with the study leads and partners.
Emily is also undertaking a staff PhD, linked to CCSS-Z, which will aim to examine the effectiveness of the intervention for children with disabilities.