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Speaker Biography

Dr Emma Wakelin

Emma has worked at the AHRC since 2000, and has been Associate Director of Programmes there since 2005. Emma has spent several years overseeing the development of the AHRC’s postgraduate funding provision. In addition to this, she currently also oversees the work of its Creative and Performing Arts team and its Languages and Literature team; is helping develop its new focus on the Creative Economy, and works with colleagues from other Research Councils on the joint Digital Economy programme.

Before joining the AHRC, Emma spent five years working as an editor on the revised edition of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, which was published by Macmillan in 2000. During this time, she also completed her doctorate in Music at Royal Holloway, University of London.