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Dr

Emma Blomkamp

Honorary
Social And Political Sciences
Public Administration
Wellbeing
Urban policy and planning
social sciences
public administration
cultural policy
design thinking
governance
policy design
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Dr

Emma Blomkamp

 
Division
Arts
 
Primary Interest
Local government
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Dr

Emma Blomkamp

 

Dr Emma Blomkamp is an Honorary Fellow and Research Associate. Emma's research and practice focuses on creative and participatory approaches to systems design and evaluation, especially through policies and services that aim to improve health and wellbeing.


A Pākehā New Zealander living on Wurundjeri land in Melbourne, Emma is passionate about co-creating compassionate systems. Best known for her work in co-design for behaviour and systems change, Emma has been leading human-centred design and social research and evaluation projects with public sector and non-governmental organisations since 2014. As an independent consultant, Emma now focuses on supporting public servants and social innovators to design with a wide range of people and confront the big issues of our time.
Before working as Research Coordinator for The Policy Lab at The University of Melbourne (2016 to 2018), Emma gained experience in governance roles with cultural organisations and taught at universities in Australia, New Zealand, France and Cambodia.
Emma’s jointly awarded PhD (2014) from the University of Auckland and the University of Melbourne explores the design, delivery and evaluation of arts and cultural programmes by local government in Australia and New Zealand. Her award-winning doctoral research highlighted the opportunities and difficulties in using wellbeing measures to evaluate urban cultural policy. She also holds a Master of Arts (Honours) in Film Policy and studied Media and Cultural Management at Sciences-Po Paris.
Emma co-edited the 2015 book Making Culture Count: The Politics of Cultural Measurement (Palgrave Macmillan). Her research on co-design, cultural policy, public sector innovation and local governance has been published in books and journals including Policy Sciences, Evidence & Policy and the International Journal of Cultural Policy.

Scholarly Works

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Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Social And Political Sciences

Casual

Social And Political Sciences

Casual

Arts

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

MASTER OF ARTS (Honours)

University of Auckland