Emily’s previous roles include leading on policy and advocacy for the Children’s Commissioner; Special Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister on health and welfare; heading up a national commission on children’s mental health at the Education Policy Institute, and leadership of External Affairs at Turning Point, the health and social care charity.

She was a member of the Oversight Board for NHS England’s taskforce for improving children’s inpatient mental health care. She played a leading role in putting children at the top of the political agenda in decisions relating to the impact of the pandemic and led a campaign which directly led to the investment of £600m in mental health care.

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