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Sarah Cockayne
Research Fellow (Trial Manager)



Sarah has a background in biochemistry and Health Services Research. She has more than 20 years’ experience coordinating and managing large scale multi-centred pragmatic randomised controlled trials in both primary and secondary care in the fields of podiatry, cardiology and osteoporosis.  As well as being involved in the day-to-day running of trials, she has experience of many trial aspects, including recruitment, methodological issues and design.


  • MSc
  • BSc

Departmental roles

  • Honorary Sub-group Committee

University roles

  • Member of the University of York CTIMP committee



Sarah's research interests are in pragmatic randomised trials of treatments for osteoporosis; podiatry treatments, heart failure and trial methodology.


  • CASCADE - Case finding for depression in primary care: a regression discontinuity design
  • EXTEND – An RCT determining the effectiveness of longer antibiotic courses in improving intra-abdominal infection patient outcomes

Previous projects

  • Breathmore - Does prescribing slow release daily morphine tablets to individuals with heart failure helps with breathlessness.
  • FIREFLI - Safe and well visits by the Fire and Rescue Service to prevent falls and improve quality of life in elderly population
  • OSTRICH - Orthotics for Treatment of Symptomatic Flat Feet in Children
  • OTIS -  Does Occupational therapist lead home environmental assessment and modification reduce falls among high risk older people?
  • PACT - Partners at Care Transitions
  • REFORM - A randomised study in elders falling
  • SSHeW - Does Slip Resistant Footwear Reduce Slips Among Healthcare Workers? A Randomised Controlled Trial 

Research group(s)



External activities


Sarah is a member of the following:

Editorial duties

  • Associate Editors of BMC Trials


Full publications list

Sarah Cockayne

Contact details

Sarah Cockayne
Research Fellow (Trial Manager)

Tel: 01904 32(1736)