Team Biographies

Emma Church, EMWPREP Coordinator

Emma Church is Coordinator for the East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership, where she oversees a range of monitoring, evaluation and research activities on behalf of nine higher education institutions and five further education colleges 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 co-chairs its ‘Evaluation and Impact working group’.  She has co-written a number of published papers on aspects of widening participation and evaluation, most recently in the FACE Annual Publication 2016.

 

Emma Burr, EMWPREP Data Officer

Emma Burr is Data Officer for the East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership and has been in post for nearly two years, following a number of years working in corporate responsibility. During this time Emma has developed a great understanding of widening participation. Emma assists on a range of monitoring, evaluation and research activities on behalf of our partners, including production of interim and end of year reports as well as being responsible for undertaking specific intervention evaluations utilising a range of quantitative and qualitative techniques. Emma is also the key contact for all our database users.

 

Camellia Hayes, EMWPREP Data Analyst

Camellia Hayes is Data Analyst for East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership. Camellia helps to evaluate specific outreach activities through the extraction, manipulation and analysis of data, and regularly updates EMWPREP’s website and twitter account with current news. As a recent Geography graduate, Camellia is continuing her interest in analysing demographics.

Alongside her job at EMWPREP, Camellia is a high jumper and competes at a national level.

 

Eliot Hudson-Jones, Project Officer (NCOP)

Eliot Hudson-Jones is Project Officer for East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership and is the newest member of the team. Eliot’s role involves producing interim/end of year reports, evaluating specific outreach activities and general insight work for 4 partner consortia involved in the National Collaborative Outreach Programme.

Eliot originally trained/worked as a teacher of PE, before completing his MSc at Loughborough University and moving into research and insight.

 

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