Sarah is Professor of Rehabilitation in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work. She is also part of the University’s cross faculty Stroke Research Centre. Her research work focuses on stroke rehabilitation particularly balance and mobility and the organisation of stroke rehabilitation services.
She teaches on undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral programmes on evidence based practice and research methodologies, and is the Senior PGR tutor in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work with responsibility for the PhD and MPhil programmes in the Division.
Sarah trained as a physiotherapist at Sheffield Hallam University in the early 80’s, Clinical work specialising in neurological rehabilitation in the UK and New Zealand led to MSc in Rehabilitation Studies at Southampton University and then teaching physiotherapy at Brunel University where she also completed her PhD in stroke rehabilitation. She moved Back Up North to Manchester in 2001 working first at the University of Manchester and then the School of Health Sciences at the University of Salford, where she was the Associate Head of School for research and led the Rehabilitation Research Group. She joined the University of Manchester in 2012. She has over 100 publications and £4million of research funding from the Dept of Health, NIHR, research councils, medical charities, professional bodies and the Knowledge Transfer Partnership/Technology Strategy Board.