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Dr Sarah Carlick

Former Research Student

Sarah Carlick

Current Research

My research covers  identifying what creative arts informed new technologies can be incorporated into current child protection systems to enable better communication with children and young people. I am particularly focused on the design principles of applications and mobile technology. 

Career Details

I am the Founder and Managing Director of The Athena Programme, an award winning company specialising in training and consultancy for safeguarding children and adults at risk. As leaders in the field, we offer a complete range of bespoke services thatbrings changes in practice and promotes culturally-safer organizations. www.theathenaprogramme.co.uk 


  • University of Central Lancashire - Masters in Arts Health 
  • Lancaster University - Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree in Social Work 
  • Lancaster University - Diploma in Social Work
  • De Monfort University - HND in Public Administration 


Research Grants

My PhD was funded by The Economic and Social Research Council