Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy. Since graduating from the University of Bradford in 2001, she has worked in a variety of locations in West Yorkshire in both the acute hospitals and community settings. She has worked in various roles within a clinical, leadership and management capacity, before commencing her teaching role at Leeds Beckett University in 2016.
Since commencing work at Leeds Beckett University, Sarah has completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) and is part of the team that teaches across the BSc and MSc (pre-registration) programmes. Her clinical specialty is elderly care, focusing on falls prevention with a specific interest in patient safety.
Sarah teaches across BSc (Hons) and MSc Pre-Registration Physiotherapy Programmes:
- Developing Clinical Practice
- Exercise for Health
- Professional Skills for Practice
- Cardiovascular and Respiratory
- Physiology for Physiotherapists
- Research Methods
- Leadership in Healthcare
- Support Worker qualification
Sarah's research interests focus mainly around elderly care and falls prevention, dementia and patient safety. Projects she has been involved with, include the What Works Study and Sporting Memories, both led by Professor Claire Surr.
Sarah also has an interest in building students resilience, which is an important part of her role within the clinical placement team.
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