Sarah has a sound social science background and an honours degree in Sociology with Social Research. Since graduating from Plymouth University Sarah has managed a wide variety of research projects in the private and commercial industries. Sarah’s specific research interests include health promotion, hard to reach groups and community working.
Sarah’s PhD was a longitudinal study which examined whether a one year long farming intervention can prevent young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties from low-socioeconomic backgrounds becoming NEET (Not in Employment, Education and Training) at sixteen years of age. The aim was to identify who this initiative worked for, how and why, in order to help them to remain in education, employment or training and to improve their physical, mental and social health.