Sarah Allen
Research Fellow



Sarah completed her PhD in Health Psychology at Northumbria University in 2017, examining the psychobiological mechanisms underpinning the association between Type D personality and physical health. She then went on to work on a number of projects at Northumbria, including the 'Healthy Sleep Project' in collaboration with The Sleep Council. She was also involved in a project developing an intervention for alleviating fatigue in healthcare professionals. Sarah is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and serves on the BPS Research Board as an Early Career Representative. Sarah joined the Mental Health and Addictions Research Group in November 2018 to work with Professor Christina Van Der Feltz-Cornelis on research projects on the interface of somatic and mental health.


  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • MSc Health Psychology
  • PhD Psychology



Sarah’s research interests lie at the interface of physical and mental health. She is particularly interested in the areas of somatic symptoms, stress, sleep, fatigue and mental health.

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  • British Psychological Society 
  • Sleep Research Society

Sarah Allen

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Dr Sarah Allen
Research Fellow

Tel: 01904 32(1949)