Emma is a Research Fellow at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainable Leadership. Her work spans the natural and social sciences as well as public health and behavioural psychology. She recently completed her PhD on interventions to reduce meat consumption in cafeterias. Emma worked with Cambridge cafeterias to test whether placing the vegetarian options first in buffets (changing order), increasing the number of vegetarian options served (increasing availability) or altering prices could increase sales of vegetarian meals. Her work was a finalist in a global Solution Search for behavioural approaches to mitigating climate change.
Prior to her PhD Emma spent two years studying in five different countries for an Erasmus Mundus Master in Applied Ecology. For her thesis she spent four months on the Galápagos islands assessing the importance of mangrove habitats for juvenile fish communities.