Sarah is the Head of Research Delivery for the National Institute of Health Research, Clinical Research Network. – An organisation that supports patients, the public and health and care organisations across England to participate in high-quality research.
She leads initiatives which support vital clinical research that improves people’s health and wellbeing. Most recently, Sarah has been heavily involved in facilitating the research behind COVID-19 studies, working at the forefront of this ground-breaking programme.
Sarah qualified as a nurse and midwife before following a career in clinical research, with over two decades of experience in the NHS, academia and industry. She holds an MSc in Research Methodology and a PhD in Health Sciences, which examined clinical staff’s attitudes towards participation in clinical trials.
At the heart of Sarah’s vision is championing the importance of people taking part in clinical research. And without their participation, no matter how important the topic of the research study is, if no one takes part then nothing moves on. Our current health care is based upon previous clinical research findings. Let’s stand together and take part in clinical research and shape our future health care to benefit all of us.