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Dr Sarah Baker

About Dr Sarah Baker

Dr. Sarah Baker is Course Director for Postgraduate 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 Course Director for the Postgraduate Nutrition and Dietetics programmes at Leeds Beckett University.

Current Teaching

Sarah teaches across a number of postgraduate courses:

  • MSc Dietetics
  • PG Dip Dietetics
  • MSc Nutrition in Practice
  • MSc Clinical Nutrition

She is module tutor for the level 7 modules; ‘Nutrition Advances in Practice' and 'Applied Nutrition Support'.

Research Interests

Sarah’s research interests lie in health services research, health inequalities, clinical nutrition, 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.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (7)

Conference contributions (1)

Conference proceedings (peer reviewed) (1)

  • Baker S; Lloyd C; Mdege N; Toner P (2013) A national study of acute hospital-based Alcohol Health Workers. In: Society for the Study of Addiction York, UK 20131107. : , pp. .

Other (1)

  • Dietitians of Canada; Baker S; Brauer P; Firus S; Freeze C; Kalergis M; Nishi S; Petrie H; Royall D; Ryan-Harshman M (2016), Is a reduced saturated fat diet recommended for primary or secondary cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention? In: Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition [PEN].

Reports (1)

  • Baker S; LLoyd C (2014) A national study of acute care Alcohol Health Workers. Research Report. [Online] Available from: http://alcoholresearchuk.org/downloads/finalReports/FinalReport_0115.pdf. . Alcohol Research UK.
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