Sarah’s research focuses on human rights, equality and social inclusion, most recently a data synthesis and literature review on public attitudes to human rights (Funder: Equality and Diversity Forum).
A key focus of her research is on issues affecting Gypsies and Travellers, including the impact of current policy, and community mobilisation. Previous work includes a review of inequalities across policy domains (Funder: Equality and Human Rights Commission), a UK country study of measures for Roma inclusion (Funder: LSE / European Parliament), and earlier studies of social work, community development, and accommodation.
She has researched the human rights impact of policy and political conflict for asylum seekers, and the response of social professionals, nationally, and cross-nationally, and has written on human rights and anti-oppressive practice in social work.
The role of the voluntary sector in promoting social inclusion was the topic of studies in Guernsey (Funder: Guernsey Community Foundation), and earlier work with Professor Gordon in Cornwall.
She is a qualified social worker and taught on the MSc in Social Work until 2011.
Human rights, equality, inclusion. Gypsies, Roma, Travellers. Asylum seekers. The voluntary sector.