Dr Sarah Cotterill

Senior Lecturer

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Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Biostatistics.


After completing a BA in Politics and Modern History at the University of Manchester, Sarah worked for many years in housing and regeneration for local authorities in Greater Manchester.

In 2004 Sarah completed a MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics at CCSR, University of Manchester, folowed in 2007, by a PhD at the University of Leeds, Partnership Working in Local Electronic Government.

2007 - 2011 Research Associate at the Institute for Political and Economic Governance, University of Manchester on an ESRC project, 'Rediscovering the Civic and Achieving Better Outcomes in Public Policy' www.civicbehaviour.org.uk

In 2011 Sarah was appointed as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Biostatistics.

In 2018 Sarah was promoted to Senior Lecturer


PhD (2007) University of Leeds

MSc (2004) Social Research Methods and Statistics, University of Manchester

BA (1983) Politics and Modern History, University of Manchester

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Royal Statistical Society

UK Society for Behavioural Medicine

External positions

Honorary contrct, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

31 Dec 2001 → …

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms


  • methodology, Randomised controlled trials, Behavioural insight, Behaviour Change, Policy Evaluation

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