Emily Walker

Research Associate

Emily is a mixed method researcher and enjoys combining quantitative and qualitative techniques to tease out narratives from large datasets and enrich these with individual experiences. She has a background in researching health inequalities and the social determinants of health, such as equitable antenatal care.

Emily has an undergraduate in Social Sciences from the University of Manchester and later completed a MSc in Social Research and Social Policy at UCL. She has a boundless interest in people and the structures by which we live, and would like to help to shape policies to give children the best start in life, because she believes that if you set someone up to thrive – they will.

Outside of WWCSC, Emily loves revelling in what London has to offer, but likes to escape now and again to explore. For some time now she has been trying to whittle the perfect spoon.


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    A kitbag for direct work

    20 September 2022
    Research Associate Emily Walker talks through the findings of “Putting Kitbag to Work” and the difficulty of defining direct work in different LAs.