Ms Emma Saville

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Education Programme Manager
BA (Liverpool), MSc (SOAS)
Faber Building, 23/24 Russell Square


Emma has worked extensively in the non-for-profit sectors for many years, principally in charities, NGOs and educational settings. Emma joined the PositiveNegatives team as a Communications Consultant in 2014, and she has been working full time as the Education Programme Manager since March 2016. After working for the Home Office in Managed Migration, she has worked for various schools and universities including the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University College London (UCL) and the Centre for Post-14 Centre of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.

Emma has a First-Class BA with Honours in Latin American Studies from the University of Liverpool. She received an MSc in Violence, Conflict & Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London with Distinctions in both dissertations. Emma speaks excellent Spanish and Portuguese, as she lived in Costa Rica, Cuba and Brazil for three years working for various charities, community groups and capacity-raising NGOs around women’s advocacy work and human trafficking and conflict.

Emma is a trained counsellor which assists greatly in these areas, especially with regards for carrying out field research for PositiveNegatives. Emma is also PRINCE2 Practitioner qualified, with an excellent track record of strong organisation skills. In addition, she was part of the highly successful team that won the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (UCL) Director’s Prize for Public Engagement (2014/15) due to the attained level of diverse stakeholder engagement & impact.