Institute of Health & Society
PGCert Research Methods; MSc Housing; PGCE; BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
Sarah is at the writing-up stage of her PhD research, which has aimed to explore and improve access to direct payments by people with dementia living in rural communities. Direct payments are cash payments made to individuals eligible for social care services which allow them to manage and pay for their own social care rather than receiving it directly from the Council. The research was match-funded by the University of Worcester and Worcestershire Public Health. The supervision team comprises Dr Simon Evans (Association for Dementia Studies), Professor Dominic Upton (Institute of Health and Society) and Dr Frances Howie (Worcestershire Public Health).
- Professional Experience
Prior to joining ADS Sarah worked for five years in the field of Local Authority social care and housing, where she gained a range of experience in strategic, administrative and frontline roles. She has just completed a three-year funded PhD studentship within the department, and is now at the final writing-up stage of her PhD research. The research has aimed to explore and improve access to direct payments by people with dementia living in rural communities.
Professional Bodies: Sarah is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the British Society of Gerontology.
- External Responsibilities