Emily Niner joined Traverse in January 2021 after spending four and a half years leading the participation programme at Ambitious about Autism.
Her role involved leading on national participatory projects in health, education, research, arts and heritage. Prior to that she delivered participation contracts for local authorities, housing associations and schools. She has recently begun work as a Registered Intermediary with the Ministry of Justice, supporting witnesses and victims who are autistic or have a learning disability through the criminal justice system.
“In my career so far, I’ve been committed to reducing inequalities in health, education and justice, especially for autistic people and people with learning disabilities. I love building relationships with people, supporting them to have their say about the issues and decisions that matter to them and seeing their ideas come to fruition. At Traverse, I’m looking forward to taking this passion and having the opportunity to work on a variety of projects in entirely new sectors.”