Research Associate, Department of Health Sciences
Dr Sarah Masefield joined the Department of Health Sciences as a Research Associate in perinatal mental health and health inequalities in 2021 Sarah was a Research Fellow for Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC) in the Department of Politics where she conducted research on the politics of healthcare in Malawi (Thanzi la Onse project). She completed her social epidemiology PhD on the health and healthcare use of mothers of young disabled children at the University of York in 2019. She has a BHSc in Occupational Therapy (Health and Care Professions Council registered) from York St John University and an MA in English Literature from the University of St Andrews.
Sarah previously worked on the ESRC secondary data project for the IGDC, as a specialist in patient and public engagement research for the European Lung Foundation/European Respiratory Society, and as an independent living assessor for the City of York Council.
Her research interests are health and social care systems, health inequalities, disability, global development and stakeholder engagement. She has a special interest in student (particularly postgraduate) mental health.