Sarah Elizabeth Neville, PhD

My name is Sarah Elizabeth Neville, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Brown University. I received my PhD from Boston College School of Social Work and I research global child welfare.

Current estimates suggest some 5 million children around the world live in residential care institutions, commonly known as orphanages. 

When I was a teen, my parents internationally adopted two toddlers who had lived in orphanages and foster care, sparking a lifelong passion for finding ways to ensure children in low- and middle-income countries without adequate parental care can thrive in families.

My research interests are transdisciplinary and focused on all aspects of this issue, such as:

I have used quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods in my work, and am passionate about integrating participatory approaches into research. 

I'd love to connect!