Sarah Blower

Principal Research Fellow

Sarah is a Principal Research Fellow and leads the enhanced evaluation workstream of the Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub. She works closely with the team developing and implementing effectiveness and process evaluations of community based projects delivered as part of the Better Start Bradford programme. She also leads the ‘Best Start’ workstream of the Yorkshire and Humber ARC Early Life and Prevention Theme.

Sarah is a Chartered Psychologist. Her research interests and expertise are in the design, adaptation, implementation and evaluation of complex interventions. She is broadly interested in interventions that address child mental health, including social, emotional and behavioural wellbeing, and that have potential to achieve impact at scale. Sarah is also interested in the relationships between interventions and the systems they sit in and the development and psychometric testing of outcome and implementation measures. Sarah has extensive experience working collaboratively with charities, local authorities and other organisations seeking an effective way to prevent or intervene early in difficulties with children’s health and development.

Sarah Blower's latest projects

GP drop-in clinics at Family Hubs

Our team are supporting Hull City Council to evaluate a new GP drop-in clinic at a Family Hub. The clinic is available to all families attending certain play sessions at...

Exploring the psychometric properties of parent and child measures

We are working on several projects that will evaluate the psychometric properties and potential utility of measures administered during the early years to both parents and children. We are looking...

Describing and evaluating the Tree Babies intervention

We are working with Phoenix Wellbeing and Hull Museums to understand how parenting groups can use green spaces and nature to promote family wellbeing and positive parent-child interactions for families...

Sarah Blower's latest publications

The Challenges of Assessing Sample Representativeness within Community-Based Evaluations of Parenting Programmes delivered in England and Ireland

The cost-effectiveness of a proportionate parenting programme for primary caregivers and their child: an economic evaluation using evidence from the E-SEE Trial

The Measurement Properties and Acceptability of a New Parent–Infant Bonding Tool (‘Me and My Baby’) for Use in United Kingdom Universal Healthcare Settings: A Psychometric, Cross-Sectional Study

Other Team members

Kate Morton

Research Fellow

Sarah Blower

Principal Research Fellow

Mallory Morehead

Research Fellow