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Sarah is a psychologist whose research and teaching focuses on supporting patients who use medications for long-term conditions. Prior to joining Kings College London, she was a Lecturer at the University of Bath. She has held two competitive research fellowships (ESRC funded doctoral fellowship based at the University of Oxford and a UCL Excellence Fellowship based at the Centre for Behavioural Medicine UCL).

She has expertise in a diverse range of methods to understanding patient and healthcare practitioners experiences including experimental methods, behavioural interventions, meta-analysis, analysing 'big data', questionnaire design and qualitative interviews. Sarah has training and experience in a range of techniques to support patients in brief interventions including cognitive behaviour therapy and brief psychodynamic methods. Sarah has over 10 years experience in teaching psychology and communication-related topics to pharmacy students and other healthcare professionals. She teaches on the MPharm degree and provides training to trainee and practising healthcare professionals through the Centre for Adherence Research and Education.

Her current interests include:

  • Developing new interventions to support patients to make decisions about whether to take medications
  • Training of healthcare professionals to respond to adherence-related concerns in practice
  • Understanding experiences of adverse effects and psychological processes of side effect reporting. 


Course Teacher

  • MPharm, Independent Prescribing