Dr Sara Booth
Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Sara Booth became interested in palliative care before she went to medical school after working as an auxiliary nurse at St Christopher's Hospice. After training in anaesthetics to registrar level she then spent 6 months in psychiatry before taking up a post as Registrar at St Christopher's Hospice and then Senior Registrar at St Michaels Sobell House, Oxford. She then started an R & D Training Fellowship for 11 months during which she validated the "Shuttle Walking Test" for patients with cancer.
Dr Booth then went to Cambridge to take up an NHS Consultant post setting up a hospital team. Since being in post she has been active in trying to maintain a research programme and is now collaborating with Professor Irene Higginson, King's College, London on symptom control in breathlessness. The developing service uses a rehabilitative model looking at integrating wellbeing interventions into the management of symptoms.