Eve Smyth

Quantitative Research Associate

Eve is a Quantitative Research Associate at What Works for Children’s Social Care who joined the team in August 2021. She focuses on understanding how best to support social workers and young people in contact with the care system by designing and analysing robust research to evaluate which interventions work best.

Eve grew up in Manchester, did her undergraduate in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, and recently completed a MSc in Behavioural Science at LSE. She has a keen interest in evidence-based policy for behavioural change and understanding whether an intervention has unintended spillover effects.

In her free time, Eve enjoys listening to music, exploring London’s hidden gems, and going to spin classes.


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    Understanding Residential Care

    30 June 2022
    Although the poor outcomes for children in residential care are widely recognised, far less is known about who these children are and what their experiences are of the care system. If we want to improve these children’s outcomes, we need to have a better understanding of these young people’s lives, so we can develop interventions […]