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 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 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 three 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, 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.