Emma Congreve is a knowledge exchange fellow and economist at the Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde. Emma has worked as an economist for over a decade, with experience within the public sector and third sector. She joined the Fraser of Allander Institute in February 2020 to push forward the Institute’s work on poverty, inequality and inclusive growth.
Emma’s work is focussed on building evidence to inform policy on a range of social policy issues. Much of her work involves working with quantitative and qualitative data to illuminate how to tackle some of Scotland’s most significant social and economic problems. She has a particular interest in work to tackle child poverty in Scotland as a means to improve both societal and economic outcomes.
The Thrive Outdoors team has today (Monday 12 February 2024) launched a new website to showcase the work of the fund and share resources with the play and outdoor sector. The new site will be a hub for outdoor play champions, offering support, guidance and resources – a one-stop-shop for practitioners, education professionals and childmindersRead More
We kicked off the new year by hosting the first online conference of its kind in Scotland – Infant Mental Health: Babies in Scotland 2024. This event was in partnership with the Scottish Government and was our biggest event yet with 588 people attending on the day. It was incredible to get that manyRead More
The Scottish Government has recently asked for views on their proposed Care Leavers Payment. As Scotland’s national mentoring programme for children and young people with care experience, our Fund Manager Christine was in a unique position to gather valuable insights from the young people this will affect. Here’s what she found out… In myRead More