Diana Parkinson

Principal Research and Evaluation Officer

Research & Evaluation

Diana is an evaluator/researcher with extensive experience in both qualitative and quantitative methods, including a Master’s Degree in Professional Practice in Research Methods and a PhD in Culture, Communications and Media from the Institute of Education, UCL. Before joining the CSA Centre, Diana spent many years as a freelance evaluator working with a wide range of organisations to understand the outcomes and impact of their work. She has produced a number of guides, including “Measuring your effectiveness: A practical guide for services working with children and young people affected by sexual abuse”. Diana is also a founding member and current Chair of Trustees of Birth Companions, a charity supporting pregnant women and new mothers experiencing multiple disadvantage, and was awarded an MBE in recognition of this work.