Sarah has over fifteen years of experience in research and the not for profit sector, working with a range of charities and public bodies. As an Associate for nfpSynergy, she focuses primarily on desk research and analysis, using various types of evidence and data to tackle a range of topics, such as the extent to which charity lotteries are linked to problem gambling; whether charities should charge beneficiaries for services; and issues around measuring philanthropic giving in the UK. Clients have included the Institute of Fundraising, the Lotteries Council, British Heart Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support. She has also co-authored a number of freely available reports published as part of nfpSynergy’s commitment to working for the health of the not-for-profit sector.
Prior to this, as a Senior Researcher for nfpSynergy Sarah gained experience in all stages of the research process from proposal writing to dissemination of findings, conducting bespoke qualitative and quantitative projects for a range of clients. Sarah has worked and volunteered for several charities, working on homelessness, poverty, supporting ex-offenders and health. She has also worked in impact evaluation and research management for universities, as well as enjoying academic study – holding qualifications in philosophy, science and religion, criminology and research methodology.