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Sarah Compton
Research Assistant



Sarah is a Research Assistant and Public and Community Involvement, Engagement and Participation (PCIEP) group co-ordinator on the NIHR ARC National Priority Consortium in Health and Care Inequalities funded Mental Health Navigators Evaluation. She also co-ordinates the Yorkshire and Humber ARC Best Start Steering Group for the Early Life and Prevention topic area.

Alongside her role in Health Sciences, Sarah works as a Project Coordinator and a Project Administrator within the Department of Education, also at the University of York. She has been involved in several randomised control trials with a focus on improving outcomes for children in health and education. Prior to her work in research, Sarah spent time as a community organiser in the North East of England.


  • MSc Psychology in Education



Sarah is interested in research focusing on socioeconomic inequalities in health and education, particularly within the early years. She has experience contributing to projects involving quantitative, qualitative and mixed methodologies including randomised control trials, systematic reviews and exploratory studies.


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Selected publications

  • Bowyer-Crane, C., Bonetti, S., Compton, S., Nielsen, D., D'Apice, K., & Tracey, L. (2021). The impact of Covid-19 on School Starters: Interim briefing 1: Parent and school concerns about children starting school. Education Endowment Foundation.

Sarah Compton

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Sarah Compton
Research Assistant

Tel: 01904 32(1816)