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Dr Sarah Crabtree PhD, MA, BMus, AFHEA

Research Associate & Public Involvement Coordinator, Cicely Saunders Institute

  • Patient and Public Involvement/Engagement Coordinator, Centre for Translational Medicine

Biography

Dr Sarah Crabtree has a BMus from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and an MA and a PhD from the Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research, ARU, Cambridge, UK.

Sarah is a HCPC-registered music therapist and has completed additional training in Neurologic Music Therapy at the University of Toronto, Canada. She has experience working in care homes across the UK and on an international research project which contributed to ARU being awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize 2021 for music and dementia research.

Sarah’s research has focused primarily on the field of Dementia Care exploring the use of various musical activities to improve or maintain cognition and reduce neuropsychiatric symptoms in people living with dementia.

Sarah has a particular interest in involving the public in the research process and continues to progress strategic goals for public involvement/engagement. Sarah joined the King's College London in November 2022 and is now based at the Cicely Saunders Institute and the Centre for Translational Medicine, King's Health Partners.

Teaching

  • Research Methods and Statistics in Palliative Care
  • Applying Psychosocial, Cultural, Ethical and Spiritual Issues to Palliative and End of Life Care

Research

two men talking bereavement care
Equitable bereavement care for all

An inclusive, qualitative study to improve bereavement services for those from ethnically diverse communities.

Project status: Ongoing

Research

two men talking bereavement care
Equitable bereavement care for all

An inclusive, qualitative study to improve bereavement services for those from ethnically diverse communities.

Project status: Ongoing