Ms Sarah Ward

  • Research Associate: Scottish Children's Neighbourhoods (Educational Leadership & Policy)

telephone: 0141 330 3907


I am a Research Associate with the Children's Neighbourhoods Scotland. Our work is evaluating a five-year programme funded by Scottish Government, focused on improving wellbeing for children and young people. Initial work is taking place in Bridgeton and Dalmarnock, in the east end of Glasgow.

My PhD research used theory-based evaluation to assess the Asset Based Community Drevelopment approach and was based with NHS Ayrshire and Arran and What Works Scotland  at University of Glasgow.

I am a qualified Community Development practitioner and have spent twenty years working in disadvantaged neighbourhoods across Glasgow.

Research interests: Community Development, Health inequalities, the Capabilities Approach, Theory-based evaluation

Convening and Lecturing:

Masters in Understanding Health Policy (2017)
Honours Health Inequalities (2017)
Delivered lectures on Capabilities Approach, Comparative Policy Analysis, Evaluating Health Policy & Revision (Honours) and Discourses of Inequality (Masters)
Co-facilitated seminars on Health Inequalities & Mental Health 

Social & Public Policy 1 & 2
Delivered lecture on Health Inequalities (SPP2B) and lectures on Public Health history, Health in Glasgow, Regen. & Health (SPP1B) 

Tutored on Social and Public Policy 2A (Perspectives on Public Policy:
Conflicting Ideas & Changing Agendas) and 2B (Policy, Politics & Power)