Sarah is employed as a research assistant on the PROPEL study, an NIHR funded Women’s Health physiotherapy implementation study using realistic evaluation. She joined the NMAHP Research Unit after working as a rotational physiotherapist in Derby that included completing a rotation in women’s health. An interest in physical activity and health and a wish for increasing her understanding of the role of physical activity within healthcare was Sarah’s original motivation to complete her MSc in Physiotherapy that she undertook at the University of East Anglia.
Prior to her MSc, she worked in different research settings and her interest in physical activity and health led to her completing a PhD in the area. Sarah was awarded two concurrent, international scholarships to complete her PhD entitled ‘Young women and weight gain: The role of patterns of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in metabolic health, in 2012 at the University of Queensland, Australia.