Dr Sarah Damery BA, MA, PhD

Dr Sarah Damery

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Fellow

Contact details

Address
Murray Learning Centre
Institute of Applied Health Research
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Sarah Damery has been a Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research since September 2008. She was initially part of the cancer research team within the Department of Primary Care Clinical Sciences and worked on a number of projects centred on cancer and chronic disease early diagnosis and screening uptake. 

From 2014 to 2019 Sarah was a research fellow in the chronic diseases theme within the West Midlands CLAHRC (Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care). She is now part of Theme 1 in the new 5-year West Midlands ARC (Applied Research Collaboration), working on projects evaluating a range of changes to health and social care service delivery within and across the West Midlands for patients with chronic conditions.

Sarah has extensive experience of working in multidisciplinary contexts and with mixed methods, including quantitative, literature review and qualitative research methodologies.  

Qualifications

  • PhD in Geography, University of Cambridge, 2006
  • MA in Geography, University of Cambridge, 2002
  • BA(Hons) in Geography, University of Cambridge, 1999

Postgraduate supervision

Sarah Damery was initially part of the cancer research team within the Department of Primary Care Clinical Sciences and worked on a number of projects centred on cancer and chronic disease early diagnosis and screening uptake. Since March 2014 she has been part of the Chronic Diseases theme within the West Midlands CLAHRC (Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care). She is currently working on several projects evaluating integrated care initiatives and other changes to health and social care service delivery within and across the West Midlands.

Dr Damery has extensive experience of working in multidisciplinary contexts and with mixed methods, including quantitative, literature review and qualitative research methodologies.

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Damery, S, Lambie, M, Williams, I, Coyle, D, Fotheringham, J, Solis-Trapala, I, Allen, K, Potts, J, Dikomitis, L & Davies, SJ 2024, 'Centre variation in home dialysis uptake: a survey of kidney centre practice in relation to home dialysis organisation and delivery in England', Peritoneal Dialysis International. https://doi.org/10.1177/089686082412322

Gunby, C, Isham, L, Smailes, H, Bradbury-Jones, C, Damery, S, Harlock, J, Maxted, F, Smith, D & Taylor, J 2024, 'Working the edge: The emotional experiences of commissioning and funding arrangements for service leaders in the sexual violence voluntary sector', Violence against Women. https://doi.org/10.1177/10778012241239945

Hamer, R, Hameed, A, Damery, S, Jenkins, K, Dasgupta, I & Baharani, J 2023, 'Do we practice what we preach? Dialysis modality choice among healthcare workers in the United Kingdom', Seminars in Dialysis. https://doi.org/10.1111/sdi.13160

Retzer, A, Jones, J, Damery, S, Ullah, H, Omonijo, M, Varney, J & Jolly, K 2023, 'Retaining Public Health Volunteers beyond COVID-19', PLoS ONE, vol. 18, no. 11, e0294157. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0294157

Jones, J, Jones, L, Calvert, M, Damery, S & Mathers, J 2022, 'A literature review of studies that have compared the use of face-to-face and online focus groups', The International Journal of Qualitative Methods, vol. 21, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/16094069221142406

Terry , E, Cartledge, S, Damery, S & Greenfield, S 2022, 'Factors associated with COVID-19 vaccine intentions during the COVID-19 pandemic; a systematic review and meta-analysis of cross-sectional studies', BMC Public Health, vol. 22, no. 1, 1667. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-14029-4

Parry, H, McIlroy, G, Moss, P, Damery, S, Tyson, G, Logan, N, Davis, C, Willett, B, Zuo, J, Ali, M, Kaur, M, Stephens, C, Brant, D, Otter, A, McSkeane, T, Rolfe, H, Faustini, S, Richter, A, Lee, S, Wandroo, F, Shafeek, S, Pratt, G, Paneesha, S & Moss, P 2022, 'Impaired neutralisation of SARS-CoV-2 delta variant in vaccinated patients with B cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia', Journal of Hematology and Oncology, vol. 15, no. 1, 3. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13045-021-01219-7

Tshimologo, M, Allen, K, Coyle, D, Damery, S, Dikomitis, L, Fotheringham, J, Hill, H, Lambie, M, Phillips-Darby, L, Solis-Trapala, I, Williams, I & J Davies, S 2022, 'Intervening to eliminate the centre-effect variation in home dialysis use: protocol for Inter-CEPt—a sequential mixed-methods study designing an intervention bundle', BMJ open, vol. 12, no. 6, e060922. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-060922

Abstract

Davies, S, Williams, I, Lambie, M, Weight, L, Coyle, D, Damery, S, Fotheringham, J, Allen, K, Solis-Trapala, I & Potts, J 2023, 'P-128 - Developing An Intervention Bundle To Enhance Uptake Of Home Therapies For Patients With Kidney Failure In The UK: Results Of The Inter-Cept Study', Bulletin de la Dialyse à Domicile, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. S124-S125. https://doi.org/10.25796/bdd.v6i3.79903

Brennan-Tovey, K, Aquino, MRJ, Flanagan, S, Kaner, E, Wearn, A, Bigirumurame, T, Fong, M, Todd, A, Aveyard, P, Jolly, K, Damery, S, Attwood, A, Robson, D, West, J, Bridges, S, Armitage, CJ, Russell, S, Strong, S & Ramsay, SE 2022, 'Implementation of the NHS-funded tobacco dependence services in England: a qualitative study to understand the contexts of implementation', The Lancet, vol. 400, no. Supplement 1, pp. S24-S24. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(22)02234-6

Letter

Roberts, T, Uwenedi, G, Bruton, R, McIlroy, G, Damery, S, Sylla, P, Logan, N, Scott, S, Lau, M, Elzaidi, A, Plass, S, Mallick, S, Spencer, K, Stephens, C, Bentley, C, Pratt, G, Zuo, J, Paneesha, S, Willett, B, Moss, P & Parry, H 2024, 'Enhancement of Omicron-specific immune responses following bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccination in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia', Blood Cancer Journal, vol. 14, no. 1, 22. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41408-023-00940-5

Parry, H, Bruton, R, Roberts, T, Mcilroy, G, Damery, S, Sylla, P, Dowell, AC, Tut, G, Lancaster, T, Bone, D, Willett, B, Logan, N, Scott, S, Hulme, S, Jadir, A, Amin, U, Nicol, S, Stephens, C, Faustini, S, Al-taei, S, Richter, A, Blakeway, D, Verma, K, Margielewska-davies, S, Pearce, H, Pratt, G, Zuo, J, Paneesha, S & Moss, P 2022, 'COVID-19 vaccines elicit robust cellular immunity and clinical protection in chronic lymphocytic leukemia', Cancer Cell, vol. 40, no. 6, pp. 584-586. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccell.2022.05.001

Paper

Allen, K, Shaw, K, Spry, J, Damery, S, Williams, I & Dikomitis, L 2023, 'Culture and trust in renal centres: ethnographic findings to support person-centred dialysis choice', Paper presented at BSA Medical Sociology Study Group Annual Conference 2023, Sussex, United Kingdom, 11/09/23 - 13/09/23.

Review article

Lake, B, Damery, S & Jolly, K 2022, 'Effectiveness of weight loss interventions in breast cancer survivors: a systematic review of reviews ', British Medical Journal Open, vol. 12, no. 10, e062288, pp. e062288. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-062288

Jones, JE, Damery, SL, Phillips, K, Retzer, A, Nayyar, P, Jolly, K & Juhl, CB (ed.) 2022, 'Real-time remote outpatient consultations in secondary and tertiary care: a systematic review of inequalities in invitation and uptake', PLOS One, vol. 17, no. 6, e0269435. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0269435

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