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Sarah Ross


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Sarah is currently working within the Research & Development department at Devon Partnership NHS Trust on a dementia service mapping project led by Professor Chris Dickens and Tobit Emmens. This project aims to identify gaps in dementia service provision throughout Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

Sarah began working for the university in May 2012 as project manager of 'DiReCT: Improving recruitment into clinical trials', a feasibility study investigating the 'Cohort Multiple RCT’ recruitment methodology. This study was led by Professor David A Richards within the Complex Interventions Research group.

In January 2014, Sarah won a Researcher-led Initiative Award in collaboration with Dr Felix Gradinger and Joanne Woodford to fund some qualitative research methods training workshops for her peers.

In June 2014, Sarah worked as a facilitator for the Grand Challenges ‘No Health Without Mental Health’ theme, which involved University of Exeter students interviewing patient involvement groups to investigate solutions to some of the challenges in mental health care.



Research interests

Health Services Research

Mental Health

Health and Wellbeing

Qualitative Research Methods


BSc (Hons)


Sarah has previously worked as a Clinical Research Assistant for Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents & Children (ALSPAC) at the University of Bristol, collecting research data for the 'Children of the Nineties' observational study at the Unit of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.

She has also worked in business & charity administration, marketing and project management (health, education, environment, arts) for various organisations including the NHS and the Eden Project.




Research projects

Mapping Dementia Services in the South West

DiReCT: Improving Recruitment into Clinical Trials



Supervision / Group

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