Emma is a PhD candidate at Radboud University. Her research focuses on EU energy and climate policy-making, analysing the influence of EU and national actors. Previously, she worked as an analyst at RAND Europe, where she conducted research for Dutch, British and European clients, including the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and the European Parliament. Emma read international and European politics at the University of Edinburgh and University College London.

Highest Level of Education

Master's Degree

Current Job/Study field

Academia / research


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Current employer

Radboud University

Work experience

  • Analyst
    RAND Europe - Full-time From July 2020 to February 2022

    As an analyst in the department of Home Affairs and Social Policy I worked on and managed projects for the European Union institutions, the Dutch government and international NGOs.rnrnRAND Europe is a not-for-profit research organisation that helps to improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. RAND Europe's findings and recommendations are based on rigorously peer-reviewed research and analysis.

  • PhD candidate
    Radboud University - Full-time From March 2022 to Present

    Research focussed on the decision-making process for EU climate and energy policies, specifically policies emanating from the European Green Deal and REPowerEU;rnrnTeaching responsibilities, for example supporting 31 students with their group research projects and organising seminars for a course on European governance.rn


  • Global Governance and Ethics
    University College London, University of London From September 2019 to August 2020
  • International and European Politics
    University of Edinburgh From September 2018 to August 2019
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences (Social Sciences)
    Roosevelt Academy University College From September 2015 to August 2018

Area of expertise

Climate policy Emissions Trading Systems (ETS) Energy policy Institutional/public affairs


  • Dutch
  • German
  • English


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