Emma Tomkinson is the founder of Community Insight Australia, an online map of publicly available data about Australians. She helps government and not-for-profit organisations to measure and value social outcomes. Emma has a particular interest in systems of continuous evaluation and improvement and the people that drive them. She has published her research on performance analysts at deliveringthepromise.org.
Emma lectures on social finance and investment at the University of Western Australia’s Centre for Social Impact. Emma also currently sits on the advisory board for The Global Value Exchange.
Emma coordinated the NSW Government social impact bond project for its first year and helped set up the Centre for Social Impact Bonds at the UK Cabinet Office. She collects her social impact bond analysis in her blog. Prior to embarking on a career as a Social Impact Analyst, Emma was a maths teacher, with her first job in the Northern Territory.
Emma has a Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics, Politics and Philosophy) and a Master of Special Education (Psychometrics) from the University of Western Australia. In addition, she holds a Graduate Diploma of Education from Melbourne University and a Master of Science (Operational Research) from the London School of Economics.