Emma M. Jones
Emma M. Jones

Emma M. Jones was born in Dublin in 1974. She grew up there and in the more arid environs of Libya and Saudi Arabia.

Emma produced outdoor arts events for ten years, returning to university as a 'mature' student in 2006. At the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, she developed an addiction to archival research. Parched City was born out of a collision between her interest in architectural history and contemporary urban environmental matters. Emma was already engaged with the latter subject through public art; as artists were naturally responding to the climate change zeitgeist in their own work. Researching the book led Emma into other new disciplines, not least medical history. She now works as a research assistant to the medical historian Professor Tilli Tansey at Queen Mary, University of London, on a modern medical history project funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Emma lives with her long-term partner, the television documentary producer-director Grace Chapman. Their son joined them in the wee hours of St Patrick’s Day 2013.


Books by Emma M. Jones

Parched City

Jun 2013

Plunder, pollution, profiteering: A history of London’s public and private drinking water.

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