Senior Project Lead, Youth and Families
(Australia New Zealand)
Emma leads our education projects in Australia, working in partnership with sectors and schools to design challenging, inspiring learning experiences so that learners can reach their full potential in a rapidly changing world.
Emma supports educators to learn more about the lives of young people through user-centred research methods, and use design-led approaches to generate new innovations that respond to the needs of all learners. Emma is passionate about making impact through scale, and works with organisations to design strategies for adoption and adaptation of new ideas. This has included designing and scaling irresistible new, future focused early learning programs and practices across diverse contexts in Australia, and supporting the co-design and scale of a new vision and approach to learning in Bermuda’s public schools.
Prior to joining Innovation Unit, Emma worked at the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) where she led the Learning Frontiers initiative. A partnership between AITSL and Innovation Unit, the initiative brought schools from across Australia together to collaboratively redesign practices so that learning and schooling could be more engaging, challenging and meaningful for young people.
The Future of Learning arrives in Bermuda
Supported by Innovation Unit, Bermuda opens its first Signature Schools, offering Signature Learning Programmes which enable each young person to lead personally and professionally, compete locally and contribute globally. With Ministry of Education, Bermuda.
30 Sep 22
Trapped on site: scaling new practices in Australian schools
We take a closer look at our experience on the ground in Australia in designing and developing school models that are fit for the future, and what we can learn about education around the world.
31 Jan 17
NEW REPORT: Building stronger communities through parent-led support
23 Sep 20