Emily Sawdon

Research Director

Emily is a Research Director in the Health Policy team. Since joining NatCen in 2019, she has managed studies exploring a wide range of topics across health and social care. Key areas of focus include wellbeing, health behaviours (e.g. drug use and gambling) and health inequalities. Emily’s methodological expertise includes qualitative methods (depth interviews, focus groups and diary studies) and evidence reviews. She is also a  member of the NatCen Research Ethics Committee. Prior to joining NatCen, Emily worked for a number of years in the healthcare sector, in legal, policy and strategic roles. She holds an MSc in International Social and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.