Emma is a producer at the Pervasive Media Studio and part of the Research team. Her role is to support a collaborative programme of research and business to improve the performance of the creative industries in the region ensuring they continue to flourish.

Emma is the producer for Sandbox programmes (part of MyWorld IDEAS), Playable City, and Connecting Through Culture As We Age (University of Bristol). Previously she led Here + There, the 5th pathfinder for the Bristol and Bath Creative R+D where she focused connecting the cluster to international conversations and opportunities.

Emma brings years of experience, both working internationally and with the UK creative industries, from her time as a British Council Arts Programme Manager. Situated within the Creative Economy team, she specialised in digital, tech and interactive and was a creative economy advisor for the Americas and South Asia. Emma delivered skills development programmes, supported international tours and exhibitions, and network development. 

Immediately before joining Watershed Emma ran creative enterprise support for Knowle West Media Centre The Factory. 

In addition to working with the creative industries, Emma is deeply interested in games and the culture of games. She moderates for online games communities and streamers, and is a trustee for the experimental games festival Now Play This.