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Biography

Sarah joined the University in April 2018, following 17 years working across a variety of clinical areas as an Occupational Therapist.

Sarah trained as an Occupational Therapist at The University of Liverpool and qualified in 2001. Following this Sarah gained a breadth of clinical expertise working across a variety of areas including; elderly care, in-patient and community mental health, neuro-rehabilitation, acute medicine and surgery, A & E, pulmonary rehabilitation and cardiovascular rehabilitation. The last ten years Sarah spent designing, developing and leading an Occupational Therapy and Psychological support service within cardiovascular rehabilitation at Salford Royal NHS Trust.

Sarah obtained a PGDip in Research and Service Development in 2006 from Manchester Metropolitan University, followed by an Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Studies in 2010 from The Univeristy of Derby and in 2016 she was awarded a Distinction for her Masters degree in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy from Salford University.

Sarah has a passion for continuing professional development, sharing best practice, the application of mindfulness approaches within occupational therapy, breaking down barriers between mental and physical health care and occupational identity. Sarah completed a PG Certificate in Health Professional Education in 2019 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Sarah is currently undertaking a PhD titled: "An exploration of the occupational identity transitons of new mothers".

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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