Sarah Sharrock is a mixed methods researcher in the Crime and Justice team. She joined NatCen in April 2016.
Sarah’s recent work includes the multi-method Women’s Asylum Appeals Project, which uses qualitative interviews alongside legal review of case files to explore how women’s cases are dealt with at appeal and the availability of relevant support.
In the British Social Attitudes team, Sarah contributed to the design and delivery of the 2016 survey and to work on the BSA 2015 report. She has conducted analysis of data from across the 33-year BSA time series for a variety of outputs, including reports on attitudes to marriage, religion and immigration. Sarah was also part of the team that developed an interactive tool allowing anyone to access and explore data from the BSA on attitudes to Europe and anticipated consequences if Britain were to leave the EU.
Sarah has a masters in Social Research Methods from the University of Surrey. Her dissertation focussed on women’s non-statutory homelessness, using in-depth biographical interviews to explore women’s experiences of homelessness and support services within the broader context of their lives.