Sam graduated in 2014 with an MSc by research (distinction) in Psychology. Prior to working at the University she has worked in a variety of clinical mental health settings ranging from forensic, child and adolescent to older people’s services. Sam spent eighteen months as a trial/study support officer in the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group before commencing her full-time doctoral studies in January 2015 when she started on a studentship jointly funded by the Department of Health Sciences and HYMS as part of the NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber Mental Health and Comorbidity theme. Sam is researching the association between poor sexual health in people with serious mental illness. In December 2016, Sam joined the Trials and statistics research group as a research fellow and trial coordinator.
Sam's research interests lie in research methodology, systematic reviews, mental health research and the sexual health in people with serious mental illness.