Sarah is a GP with a clinical and academic interest in palliative and end-of-life care. She works at the White House Surgery in Sheffield. This is one of the ‘Deep End' cluster practices, serving the most socioeconomically deprived and ethnically diverse practice populations in the city. She joined the University of Sheffield in 2020 as a Yorkshire Cancer Research Connects Senior Research Fellow. Her current fellowship research focusses on the role and response of primary care in COVID-19 end-of-life care, improving identification of palliative care needs, and the integration of community palliative care services to reduce inequalities. She has an interest in health service design and the translation of policy into practice and has a variety of policy roles in palliative care at local, regional and national levels.
Her research aims to focus on the patient and family experience, and to produce recommendations that are practice and policy relevant. She has expertise in systematic review, qualitative research and realist methods. Patient and public involvement is integral to all aspects of her research, including research design and dissemination.