Emma is a New Zealand-born journalist and policy advisor, whose main focus is Syria. While assisting colleagues in danger in Syria, she co-founded the Frontline Freelance Register and the ACOS Alliance, which both strive to improve safety and security for freelance journalists working in conflict. She received the 2017 Foley Legacy Foundation World Press Freedom Award for this work. She has helped SAFER Research implement journalist safety practices into academic field research. She is also on the Frontline Club Trust Advisory Council.