Dr Sarah Wallace - Senior Research Fellow

Dr Sarah WallaceDr Sarah Wallace is a senior research fellow at WIHSC with experience in adult and children’s social care research. Awarded her PhD in 2018, Sarah began her research journey at the University of South Wales working on several evaluation study’s including the Welsh Government Evaluation of the Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration Pathfinder Service, and evaluations with third sector organisations using participatory methods. Sarah has previously worked within the Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE) at Cardiff University. Here she worked as a Research Associate for the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care, working on a number of projects including research with Children’s Social Care Services in local authorities in England.

Prior to commencing her PhD, Sarah worked in the third sector providing frontline support for women and men experiencing domestic violence and abuse and trained as an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA).

Sarah is an experienced qualitative researcher and a member of the Wales Social Prescribing Research Network (SPRN). Her research interests span across health and social care, particularly domestic violence and abuse (across populations and lifespan), and research with vulnerable and/or marginalised individuals and groups/communities. Sarah is the co-founder and co-chair of Violence Against Women, DomesticAbuse and Sexual Violence Research Network Wales.