Sarah is an Associate Professor in Global Health with interests in maternal, neonatal, child and reproductive health in low and middle income countries.
Originally trained as a nurse before studying social policy and social research at the Universities of Bristol and Bath. Sarah worked on a number of public health programmes in developing countries (and particularly in fragile states), and also spent time as a UK-based advisor with the UK Department for International Development. After completing her PhD on the determinants of neonatal mortality in developing countries at Southampton University in 2009, she worked on the Atlas of Birth Maternal Health Advocacy Project with the Universities of Southampton and Aberdeen and the White Ribbon Alliance. Prior to her appointment as lecturer, Sarah held a British Academy postdoctoral fellowship researching motherhood in very young adolescents (under 16 years) in developing countries.