Emma is a Reader at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM), Warwick. Her work is driven by the methodological challenge of studying complex social systems across time and space specifically for the purpose of policy planning and practice. Previously, she was PI of the ESRC Seminar Series, Complexity and Method in the Social Sciences. She also led Warwick’s Nuffield/ESRC/HEFCE Q-Step bid (£1.3mil) and set up what is now the Warwick Q-Step Centre. She is recipient of an IBM Faculty Award for ‘Big Data and Real Time Analytics: Ethics and Data Linkage’, a member of the National Statistician’s Data Ethics Advisory Committee (NSDEC), and a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute.
Dr Barbara Befani, CECAN Research Fellow, has expanded and partially redeveloped the CAEM tool originally published by BOND to include, amongst else, more complexity-appropriate methodologies.