Sarah is a Principal Research Fellow and leads the enhanced evaluation workstream of the Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub. She works closely with the team developing and implementing effectiveness and process evaluations of community based projects delivered as part of the Better Start Bradford programme. She also leads the 'Best Start' workstream of the Yorkshire and Humber ARC Early Life and Prevention Theme.

Sarah is a Chartered Psychologist. Her research interests and expertise are in the design, adaptation, implementation and evaluation of complex interventions. She is broadly interested in interventions that address child mental health, including social, emotional and behavioural wellbeing, and that have potential to achieve impact at scale. Sarah is also interested in the relationships between interventions and the systems they sit in and the development and psychometric testing of outcome and implementation measures. Sarah has extensive experience working collaboratively with charities, local authorities and other organisations seeking an effective way to prevent or intervene early in difficulties with children’s health and development.