Research Leader, RAND Europe
Visiting Senior Fellow, London School of Economics & Political Science
Emma Pitchforth's research interests include applying social science methods and perspectives to key issues concerning the provision and experience of healthcare. Emma has focussed largely on quality of care and users' experiences of care in diverse healthcare settings. Her substantive areas of research include maternal and reproductive health, with broader interests in global public health and the effects of globalisation on health and health care.
Using mixed methods approaches, she has worked in multidisciplinary teams and with clinical colleagues to ensure research is relevant and timely. In her previous post as Jamsetji Tata Senior Research Fellow at LSE Health, she had responsibility for developing health research in low and middle-income countries, and took a leading role in a collaborative research programme with the Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai, aimed at addressing key health policy issues in India. Emma has a PhD in public health from the University of Aberdeen.