Emily Brennan, MSc, Senior Research Associate
Emily Brennan became a research associate at PRA in 2016. When she was a student, she spent a year working as a research assistant. A bilingual communicator in English and French, Emily has experience working and studying in both official languages.
Emily possesses a strong background in qualitative and quantitative research. During her graduate studies, she completed a variety of research projects, including a welfare analysis of the impacts of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement. In addition, she conducted an econometric analysis of a large panel dataset to determine the levels of efficiency present in Canadian agricultural co-operatives, and the impact of different types of debt on efficiency, in order to make policy recommendations.
In her previous work experience, Emily has supported many aspects of the policy and program delivery process, including reviewing literature on best practices (Canada Revenue Agency), maintaining a database of industry reference materials and data (Transport Canada), and assisting with consultations in preparation for major events (Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages). At the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, Emily led a team of student observers to evaluate the department’s internal compliance with their public service requirements under the Official Languages Act.