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Senior Researcher, ScotCen Social Research

Clare Sharp joined ScotCen Social Research in 2007, having previously worked at the Home Office and the Scottish Government. Clare is an experienced survey researcher. During her time at the Home Office, she was involved in the development, management, analysis and reporting of surveys relating to crime and justice.
Since joining ScotCen, she has worked on the Scottish Household Survey, Scottish Social Attitudes survey and the Scottish Health Survey. She has also worked on a number of mixed methods studies including two evaluations - one to evaluate the impact of changes to alcohol licensing law in Scotland and another to evaluate the impact of changes to the criminal justice system in Scotland.
Clare is currently working on the DISPLAY study, another mixed method study looking at the impact of the tobacco display ban on young people in Scotland. She retains a particular interest in crime and justice and health research.


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    Senior Researcher, ScotCen Social Research, ScotCen Social Research