Dr Sarah Baker
About Dr Sarah Baker
Dr. Sarah Baker is postgraduate Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics. She obtained her BSc (Hons) ‘Dietetics’ from Leeds Beckett University followed by her MSc in ‘Health Services Research’ and PhD in ‘Health Sciences’ from York University.
A clinical Dietitian by background, Sarah worked in the NHS for a number of years specialising in nutrition support, haematology, and gastroenterology. She completed her MRC funded masters in Health Services Research at York University examining decision making processes surrounding the initiation of artificial nutrition support. She went on to complete an ESRC funded PhD utilising multi-methods to investigate the social patterning and perceptions of alcohol use amongst mothers with pre-school aged children. She continued work at York as a research fellow in the Mental Health and Addictions research group (MHARG) on a national project that examined the extent and diversity of hospital-based Alcohol Health Worker provision.
Currently, Sarah is employed as a Senior Lecturer in the Nutrition and Dietetics team and is Course Leader for the PG Dip Dietetics course.
Sarah teaches across all levels of the undergraduate BSc (Hons) Dietetics course, BSc (Hons) Nutrition course, PG Dip Dietetics course, and the MSc Nutrition in Practice course. She is module tutor for the level 7 modules; ‘Lifestyle and long-term conditions’, ‘Lifestyle disease and social context’ and ‘Research Methods in Health and Well-being’.
Sarah’s research interests lie in health services research, health inequalities, clinical nutrition education and decision making, alcohol use in families, provision of alcohol services and interventions in relation to alcohol, mental health and addiction, multi-methods research and qualitative research methodologies.