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Lloyd's Register Foundation

Evidence and Insight

The Foundation has a strategic goal to use the best data, evidence and insight available to better understand the complex factors that affect safety.

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Building strong evidence helps us understand where and why intervention is needed, and where we can make a difference. It enables us to create and demonstrate impact as we advance global engineering safety.


We aim to drive improvements in the availability, quality and accessibility of data, synthesis of evidence, and implementation of evidence into practice to improve safety outcomes.


Improving safety data: quality, availability and completeness

How can we improve the routine collection and accessibility of high quality safety data?


Synthesizing evidence to understand greatest need and what works

Where data is available, are we getting maximum insight from it?


Supporting evidence into practice

When we generate useful insights, how can we ensure they are acted upon by those with the power to make a difference?

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Evidence and Insight Team

  • Sarah Cumbers

    Sarah joined Lloyd’s Register Foundation in Autumn 2019 as the founding Director of Evidence and Insight.

    Prior to the Foundation, Sarah spent much of her career at NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, working across a number of roles including establishment of NICE Connect – a major digital transformation programme including a data and analytics function.

    Sarah has a PhD in immunology and has also worked briefly in medical writing and the health voluntary sector.

  • Marcia Stephens

    A statistician by training, Marcia has worked across the public sector helping organisations analyse, understand and add insight to their data.

    As senior research and data analyst Marcia is bringing those skills to add to the Evidence and Insight for the Foundation across our challenge areas.

  • Ruth Frankish

    Ruth is an information specialist/librarian by training, who has worked in the health sector for the majority of her career, developing and applying evidence-based methods to information retrieval.  Ruth joined Lloyd’s Register Foundation in May 2021 to support the Evidence and Insight function in developing a systematic approach to its work.

  • Caitlin Vaughan

    Caitlin joined the Evidence and Insight team in April 2021 as Project and stakeholder engagement manager. She has a background in project management and joined the Foundation from a Maritime NGO where she ran projects to effect long-term changes to seafarers’ welfare and wellbeing. She has worked in the not for profit sector for over 10 years and holds an MA in International Relations.

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