Sarah is a health services researcher specialising in mental health, implementation science, coproduction and codesign. She has previously held fellowships with the NIHR National School for Primary Care Research and the NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research programmes. Her Knowledge Mobilisation fellowship explored the role of patients and carers in leading data-driven improvement in the NHS. Her mental health work has focused on patient experience, involving patients in intervention development and evaluation, and understanding the burden and service implications of physical-mental multimorbidity.
She has expertise in process evaluation, qualitative and quantitative evidence synthesis, participatory codesign, and patient and public involvement in research.
She currently works with the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders group to support coproduction of evidence synthesis with people with lived experience of mental health problems, and to improve the dissemination of evidence outputs to patients and the public.
She also works in partnership with Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust to support mobilisation of research knowledge to mental health professionals. She is a founding member of the UK Knowledge Mobilisation Alliance.