Sarah Todorov

Doctoral Researcher 

Sarah Todorov Profile PictureContact details

Current Status

Second year

Research Topic

Experiences of specialist foster carers in Bulgaria


Research summary

Sarah’s research is focused on the perspectives of people involved in the ongoing de-institutionalisation of care for children in Bulgaria. She is specifically interested in researching foster carers’ experiences of caring for children with disabilities. She hopes that her research will contribute to the ongoing effort to find a home for every child through equipping future foster carers in Bulgaria.


  • BA Education (1st class) University of Birmingham
  • PGCE (Teach First)
  • Currently – PhD Education 


Sarah is a full-time PGR and a practising KS3 English Teacher. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Birmingham in 2016, then trained as a Primary School Teacher with Teach First where I taught in Dudley and Guildford, before returning to Birmingham to undertake her PhD research alongside her current teaching position.

Research interests

  • De-institutionalisation policy and practice
  • Social inclusion
  • Alternative Care
  • Special Education
  • Disability
  • Cross cultural research
  • Qualitative methods

Research Supervisors

Dr Lila Kossyvaki

Professional memberships

National Union of Teachers (NUT)