Emma is Head of Digital Delivery at the Royal College of Art. She is leading a large-scale programme of technical and cultural change to implement and embed new digital tools which support the College’s strategic aims and provide excellent user experience. This includes a Student Information System, Academic Timetabling, document management, an Intranet, an Image Library and a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
Emma joined the Royal College of Art in December 2015. Prior to this, over the last fifteen years she has worked in a number of technology roles across IT service management, infrastructure, networks and web development.
Most recently, Emma was Head of Systems Development and Search at the National Archives with responsibility for designing and building technical solutions, with user centred design at their heart, to improve access to the vast collection of paper, digitised and born-digital government records.
She was also a project lead on Traces through Time, a data research project working with the Institute of Historical Research, the University of Brighton and the University of Leiden, which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Using big data, algorithms and pioneering technology, the project linked up archival records to reveal untold stories throughout history.