Jemma has a background in education, housing and homelessness. Most recently she worked at End Youth Homelessness Cymru (EYHC) where she conducted research capturing youth voice and suggesting practical solutions to end youth homelessness. She has also led on academic and social projects in the construction industry. Including leading on work to help people with convictions access opportunities within the construction industry. Jemma also developed a bespoke social return on investment (SROI) methodology for a construction charity as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with London South Bank University (LSBU).
Jemma works on the Excluded Lives project. Excluded Lives is a multi-disciplinary project across the four jurisdictions of the UK based in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. The overarching aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary view of the different policies, practices and costs of school exclusion in the UK.
Jemma’s research interests are young people facing barriers, education and employment, youth homelessness, poverty and social impact measurement.