Elsner Research and Consulting is run by Dr. Emily Elsner (née Adams).  Originally from the UK, Emily now lives in Zürich, Switzerland.


Emily holds a PhD in Geography, MSc in Conservation and BA (Hons) in Biology. She is a native English speaker, and has a working knowledge of German and French.

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Since finishing her PhD in 2015, Emily has worked on behalf of:

  • The Luc Hoffmann Institute, an international research unit of WWF.  She delivered two evaluation surveys, and carried out a number of interviews with project partners, as part of a wider evaluation of the organisation’s collaborative and co-produced projects on conservation, green development and sustainability topics.
  • Capacity, a Zurich-based non-profit association that provides workshops and mentoring support for migrants interested to start their own business ventures in Switzerland.  Emily is a co-founder and lead strategic development consultant for Capacity, building partnerships with corporate, NGO and government partners, as well as organising events on behalf of the organisation.
  • The British Association of Nature Conservationists, a small conservation/nature publisher.  She designed and implemented a transition to online publishing, and alongside this supported the Board of Trustees in an internal re-organisation and refocusing process.
  • Social Fabric, a start-up in Zürich working to support sustainable textile production alongside community building and refugee integration. Emily carried out a survey of traders and suppliers of sustainable textiles in Europe, to understand the barriers facing these suppliers in reaching the market, and to help Social Fabric to understand what their role could be in the future in terms of supporting and promoting novel textiles.
  • English language editor for Acta Oecologica Carpatica and Transylvanian Review of Systematical and Ecological Research, Romanian ecology journals from the University of Sibiu.

Prior to 2015, Emily also provided consulting services to:

  • The British Beekeeping Association, with a survey of ex-members that sought to understand reasons for leaving, and to provide the BBKA with information that would help member retention through an improvement in services provided. This was made available via an article in the BBKA News journal.
  • The British Association of Nature Conservationists, with a survey of current members to gather a sense of what they valued in the organisation and its journal.

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