Dr Sarah Cotterill

Research Fellow

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Sarah is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Biostatistics. 

She is a Biostatistics Collaboration Unit, providing collaboration on nationally and internationally competitive grant applications.

She is an academic within NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester.


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.

In 2007 Sarah was appointed as a Research Associate at the Institute for Political and Economic Governance, University of Manchester on an ESRC ventures project, 'Rediscovering the Civic and Achieving Better Outcomes in Public Policy' . She led a number of field experiments looking at how public and voluntary agencies can promote change in civic behaviour, including household recycling, food waste collection, charitable donations, internet-based deliberation and community involvement www.civicbehaviour.org.uk

In 2011 Sarah was appointed to her current post as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Biostatistics.


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

NW Research Design Service proposal development committee

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