Emma Church is Partnership Manager for the East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership, where she oversees a range of monitoring, evaluation and research activities on behalf of ten higher education institutions and four NCOPs across five midlands counties. With an academic background in research methods, Emma has worked in widening participation since the days of Aimhigher. Emma has a keen understanding of the way in which different types of activity delivered in different ways can help promote higher education to key target groups and increase the numbers from under-represented groups applying to, and ultimately, attending university. Emma is also active in NEON, where she is a member of the Executive Committee and chairs its ‘Evaluation and Impact working group’. Emma is an active member of FACE, and also sits on the TASO Consultancy Network. She has co-written a number of published papers on aspects of widening participation and evaluation, most recently in the FACE Annual Publication 2016
Email: E.Church@lboro.ac.uk / Tel: 01509 223462
Emma Burr is the Database Officer for the East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership, Emma has been with the partnership for 5 years and is the key contact for database users. Emma is responsible for overseeing all development of the EMWPREP database along with assisting on a range evaluation and research activities for partners. With a background in corporate responsibility Emma takes a lead in the partnership data audits and compliance.
Email: E.L.Burr@lboro.ac.uk / Tel: 01509 223492
Mark Elliott, Data Analyst- EMWPREP
Mark is the Data Analyst for the East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership, he joined the partnership in 2019 and is responsible for supporting a full monitoring, evaluation and tracking service to all EMWPREP partners. Mark has a background in sport, physical activity and health as well as an academic background in business research methods. Mark assists in the extraction, manipulation and analysis of data to help evaluate specific outreach activities.
Email: M.Elliott3@lboro.ac.uk / Tel: 01509 223588
Helen Curtis, Evaluation Officer – EMWPREP
Helen Curtis is the Evaluation Officer for the East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership, she recently joined the team and she is responsible for supporting partners in their specific evaluations by providing a bespoke evaluation service tailored to meet the varying need of each partner and to deliver high quality, evidence led reports. With a background in teaching Helen has a great understanding of barriers students face in their journey to HE.
Email: H.Curtis@lboro.ac.uk / Tel: 01509 222665
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