Dr Darren Sharpe is a Senior Consultant at the Institute of Public Care based at Oxford Brookes University and also Senior Research Fellow with the NIHR CLARHC North Thames. He is a trained Sociologist and interests include the tools, methods and approaches to evaluative research with children, young people and vulnerable adults in the co-production of health, social care, and education policy. He is a highly experienced evaluator and has undertaken work on behalf of UK Research Councils, Central Government Departments, and NGOs/charities to assess the impact of national and locally ran public programmes. Dr Sharpe has also lectured and designed modules in research and evaluation methods for doctoral, postgraduate and undergraduate students. He is held in high-esteem by students and colleagues for his teaching, scholarship and research has featured in the 2014-15 Anglia Ruskin postgraduate prospectus. Dr Sharpe is a member of the University Research Ethics Committee and School Research Degree Sub-Committee at the University of East London and is an expert on youth affairs for the European Commission and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.