“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”
– Maya Angelou
Emma Mulhern

Emma Mulhern

Senior Learning & Insights Manager

Joining Purposeful in March 2020, Emma is a profound believer in putting learning, evidence and insights at the heart of her work. For ten years, she has worked for a range of national and international organisations in programme management, monitoring and evaluation. She has managed large-scale independent evaluations, developed programme cycle management guidance, supported international coordination efforts during Ebola in Sierra Leone, contributed to policy dialogue and development, and facilitated girl-led research.

Before joining Purposeful, Emma worked at Sightsavers, Itad, Irish Aid, and UNFPA. When Emma isn’t working, she spends her time volunteering with Brighton Women’s Centre and as a mentor with the Girls’ Network – trying, in a small way, to contribute to the ongoing fight for equality in the UK, where she now calls home.

Emma has lived and worked in Nepal, Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone. She holds a Masters of Laws (LLM) in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and a Masters of Science (MSc) in Global Health Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,