Sarah Ward is working as a Research Associate at the Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland project.
She is also a PhD student supported by What Works Scotland.
About Sarah’s research
Sarah’s PhD research is exploring the experiences of local residents within the communities participating in a three-year NHS pilot, which is using an asset-based approach to community health and wellbeing in Ayrshire.
She is using the literature review period to situate asset-based community development (ABCD) within the wider social, political, economic and policy context, and reflect on ABCD alongside a range of community development and community health approaches and concepts.
She is interested in using storytelling as a research method with local residents.
More about Sarah
Sarah has worked as a community development practitioner in socio-economically disadvantaged communities of Glasgow since 1994.
In 1999 she completed an MSc. in Adult Education and Community Development, and in 2010 gained an MLitt in Creative Writing, both at the University of Glasgow.
She has also worked within the university’s international office, supporting international collaboration for students and staff.
What Works Scotland blog posts
- Can Asset Based Community Development build wellbeing and resilience in communities? Published on the Glasgow Centre for Population Health blog (April 2018)