Emily Jackson

SME Advice and Policy Officer

Emily Jackson

Emily works in the Advice Service team as a Business Disability Adviser, offering guidance to human resources professionals, line managers, and service providers on disability as it relates to business. 

Emily's key interests are intersectionality, mental health and making effective adjustments for employees to ensure the workplace is inclusive, supportive and barrier-free.

Joining Business Disability Forum in 2015, Emily began her career as Press Officer, working with journalists and media outlets to raise effective awareness of disability best practice as evidenced across business. Emily then moved into the Specialist Solutions Team as Social Policy Researcher where she assisted in delivering consultancy projects including CamdenAbility and international consultancy work with Saudi Rehab Group.

Before joining Business Disability Forum, Emily worked as a Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator for one of the UK’s leading live sound and event production companies, where she wrote articles for professional audio magazines and live events publications.

Emily studied Sociology and Politics at the University of Birmingham, graduating with a 2:1 BA Hons in 2011.

Outside of work, Emily is a keen musician and played in several bands growing up in Manchester. She plays guitar, bass, ukulele, and will attempt to harmonise with almost anything.