Emma has a keen interest in different research methodologies and how they can support one another. She believes that there is sometimes an over reliance on quantitative methods, without questioning the underpinning statistical procedures or research background. She took the opportunity use qualitative methods in her honours thesis at RMIT (a content analysis examining parent focussed content on university websites).
Emma took a year off between honours and masters, working with a culturally and socioeconomically diverse client group in youth justice. This encouraged her to seek more knowledge about how these and other factors can influence individuals and group dynamics. It seemed like a natural progression to study community psychology, which to Emma seems more inclusive than other forms of psychology.