Emily Lanham is the IARS International Institute’s Youth Projects Coordinator. She currently oversees both the national and international projects across IARS’ youth stream. More information on these projects can be found here.
Emily has a wide range of experience within the charity and public sectors, working with vulnerable adults and young people. Her focus began as Director of Big Voice London, a social mobility and youth empowerment charity supported by the UK Supreme Court, working to give young people a voice in law and legal policy. Here she worked to develop the charity to reach some of the most marginalised groups of young people and gave them an insight and opportunities in a part of society that was previously inaccessible for them. Since then, she has worked with vulnerable and young people in a wide range of capacities, managing various services such as mental health advocacy at VoiceAbility and developing volunteer uniformed youth programmes at the London Fire Brigade.
Emily has a background in law and has qualified as a barrister. Currently she is working towards a LLM in Professional Legal Practice which incorporates research on mental health in the justice system and appeals to the Care Act 2014.