Sarah Heilmann is currently a Research Fellow at the Social Research Unit in London where she leads two randomized control trials, evaluating interventions for children and youth to avoid pathways into crime. Her Ph.D. in Social Policy at the LSE (2014) was on “Life-chances of children in Indonesia: The links between parental resources and children's outcomes in the areas of nutrition, cognition, and health”. Her research interests include process and impact evaluations, family and child policies/programmes aiming at improving children's development, wellbeing and life chances. She has also worked with, advised and provided training to a number of organisations including the Microfinance Club UK, the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, the Overseas Development Institute, the Chronic Poverty Research Centre, the German Development Agency and Ecorys UK. She has gained work and research experience in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Indonesia, India and Russia.