Emily Arkell, Executive Director of Research & Quality Improvement

Emily’s role is to strategically lead and provide manage oversight of the College’s portfolio of research and quality improvement activities.

The Research and Quality Improvement Division supports paediatricians to develop skills and knowledge to participate in research, carries out qualitative and quantitative research to better understand the challenges facing the child health workforce, undertakes surveillance in to rare diseases and events, hosts three national clinical audits, develops quality improvement initiatives to promote safe and effective care and leads invited reviews to ensure better service planning and delivery in paediatric units.

Emily joined the RCPCH in March 2013 as Head of Policy and worked closely with NHS England in developing the long-term plan which was published in January 2019. Emily has also worked at Cancer Research UK and at the NSPCC.