Emma Webster is currently working as the Research Associate at UEA on the one-year AHRC Connected Communities-funded project, the Impact of Festivals, with Professor George McKay, in collaboration with the EFG London Jazz Festival. She is a co-founder and co-Director of Live Music Exchange, a hub for anyone interested in live music research, and is a co-author on a three-part history of live music in Britain, as well as co-authoring the Edinburgh live music census report and the Association of Independent Festivals’ six-year report. Emma received her doctorate from the University of Glasgow in 2011; her research was a study of live music promotion in the UK, and her field of interest is live music, festivals, and cultural policy. Emma was successful in her application to participate in the AHRC ‘Engaging with Government’ course in London in March 2016, and has written a blog post containing five tips for engaging with policy-makers and decision-makers.
This blogpost has been reposted with Emma’s permission – the original is available on her own website.