Meet our independent evaluators

When you sign up for an Insights account, you'll have access to our amazing team of independent evaluators. They will bring your data to life, and work with you to understand how you can use it to best support your clients.

Martha Tomlinson – Research Manager

I’ve been a Research manager at SafeLives since June 2018 after originally joining as Senior Research Analyst a year previously. My work covers our Insights and Marac data as well as the Drive Project, Domestic Abuse Matters and our new Big Lottery funded work in Scotland. I began my career in a chemistry lab and also worked as a data scientist for a startup company before moving into research and policy.




Julian Watkins – Senior Research Analyst

I joined the SafeLives team in January 2017. As a Senior Research Analyst I oversee Insights, working with the account managers to support services and help them get the most from their data. I also work on the evaluation of Domestic Abuse Matters, our change programme for Police. I come from a youth work background, working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and with multiple and complex needs.




Lindsay Sutherland – Research Analyst

I joined the team as a Research Analyst in April 2017. I have a practice background working in social care, housing & substance misuse services. I moved into research/policy work at a children’s charity in 2015 on a project focussing on the impact of a family member’s involvement in the Criminal Justice System on children. Among other things, I was a member of the research ethics committee, quality assessed new research, responded to government consultations and produced resources through consultation with professionals in the field. At SafeLives I manage several accounts for our Insights services as well as analysing national Marac data and supporting the production of Spotlights policy reports.


Alexandra Gampel – Research Analyst

I joined SafeLives as a data support officer in August 2016. I'm now a research analyst working primarily on Insights and Spotlights. Prior to working at SafeLives, I was a research associate in biochemistry at the University of Bristol.






Iona Hartshorn - Research Analyst 

IonaI started working for SafeLives as a Research Analyst in November 2017. I studied Experimental Psychology at Bristol University, and then worked in Market/PR research as an  Analyst and Key Account Manager for four years. My work at SafeLives involves managing Insights services, and supporting the research and policy reports for our Spotlights  series. 







Emma Retter - Research Analyst

Emma R (002)I joined SafeLives as a Research Analyst in January 2018 and am part of both the Insights and the Marac team. I come from a background in family law where I represented  victims of domestic abuse with emergency applications for protective civil orders such as Non-Molestation Orders. I also represtented parents whose children were subject to    care proceedings. 







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