Sarah leads Involve’s work on its People and participation programme. She is a long-standing advocate of the benefits of political participation, seeing it as critical to democracy, improved decision-making, legitimacy, accountability and representation. She believes strongly that increased participation will only be achieved via a transformation in how the UK does its politics and decision-making.
Sarah started her professional life as a researcher at The Power Inquiry, an investigation into the health of UK democracy. Her extensive experience since then covers research, project management, and local and national campaigning. Most recently she worked in Friends of the Earth’s Campaign Specialists Team, playing a key role in its highly successful Bee Cause campaign. She then spent five months at the Electoral Reform Society, before joining the Involve team.
Sarah holds a 1st class degree in Politics and Parliamentary Studies (PPS) from the University of Leeds and won the PPS 2006 Prize for academic achievement.