Emma Cary is a Senior Consultant at RPA with an MSc in Conservation Biology and an MA(Hons) in Social Anthropology with Development. She has expertise in social science and environmental policy.
Since joining RPA in 2017, she has worked on a variety of projects for national governments and the European Commission. These projects have taken place in fields of natural environment, water quality, the historic environment, fisheries and environmental policy. She is experienced in analysing data and undertaking literature reviews to support the application of methodologies and assessment tools to evaluate the environmental, social and economic impacts of policy measures and programmes.
Emma has assisted with the development of a methodology to identify the ecosystem service benefits associated with changes to natural and social capital from decarbonisation pathways for the Welsh Government. She has also undertaken benefit assessments for the Coal Authority, identifying and monetising the impacts from mine water discharges and the socio-economic and environmental benefits of treating them. Her work also includes socio-economic impact assessment of a port development.
Other project work includes reviewing and assessing existing natural capital accounting methods to aid the development of new approaches to account for the historic environment and contributing to the evaluation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund for Defra.
Emma is experienced in engaging with stakeholders and regularly carries out semi-structured interviews, assists with focus groups and designs online surveys as part of project work.