Dr Sarah Damery BA, MA, PhD

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Fellow

Contact details

Address
Murray Learning Centre, Room 148
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 she 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.

She 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

Jones, J, Damery, S, Allen, K, Nicholas, J, Baharani, J & Combes, G 2020, '‘You have got a foreign body in there’: renal transplantation, unexpected mild- to- moderate distress and patients’ support needs: a qualitative study', BMJ open, vol. 10, e035627. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035627

Maidment, I, Barton, G, Campbell, N, Shaw, R, Seare, N, Fox, C, Iliffe, S, Randle, E, Hilton, A, Brown, G, Barnes, N, Wilcock, J, Gillespie, S & Damery, S 2020, 'MEDREV (pharmacy-health psychology intervention in people living with dementia with behaviour that challenges): the feasibility of measuring clinical outcomes and costs of the intervention', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 20, no. 157.

Damery, S, Sein, K, Nicholas, J, Baharani, J & Combes, G 2019, 'The challenge of managing mild to moderate distress in patients with end stage renal disease: results from a multi-centre, mixed methods research study and the implications for renal service organisation', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 19, 989. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4808-4

Combes, G, Damery, S, Gunby, C, Harlock, J, Isham, L, Jones, A, Maxted, F, Parmar, P, Schaub, J, Smith, D, Taylor, J & Bradbury-Jones, C 2019, 'Supporting survivors of sexual violence: protocol for a mixed methods, co-research study of the role, funding and commissioning of specialist services provided by the voluntary sector in England', BMJ open, vol. 9, no. 12, e035739. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035739

Combes, G, Damery, S, Sein, K, Allen, K, Nicholas, J & Baharani, J 2019, 'Distress in patients with end-stage renal disease: Staff perceptions of barriers to the identification of mild-moderate distress and the provision of emotional support', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, no. 11, e0225269, pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0225269

Damery, S, Brown, C, Sein, K, Nicholas, J, Baharani, J & Combes, G 2019, 'The prevalence of mild to moderate distress in patients with end stage renal disease: results from a patient survey using the emotion thermometers in four hospital Trusts in the West Midlands, UK', BMJ open, vol. 9, no. 5, e027982. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027982

Maidment, I, Damery, S, Campbell, N, Seare, N, Fox, C, Iliffe, S, Hilton, A, Brown, G, Barnes, N, Wilcock, J, Randle, E, Gillespie, S, Barton, G & Shaw, R 2018, 'Medication review plus person-centred care: a feasibility study of a pharmacy-health psychology dual intervention to improve care for people living with dementia', BMC Psychiatry, vol. 18, 340. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-018-1907-4

O'Connell, E, Damery, S, Ferguson, JW & Combes, G 2018, 'Video clinics versus standard face-to-face appointments for liver transplant patients in routine hospital outpatient care: study protocol for a pragmatic randomised evaluation of my Video Clinic', Trials, vol. 19, no. 574. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2953-4

Valori, RM, Damery, S, Gavin, D, Anderson, J, Donnelly, M, Williams, G & Swarbrick, E 2018, 'A new composite measure of colonoscopy: the Performance Indicator of Colonic Intubation (PICI)', Endoscopy, vol. 50, no. 01, pp. 40-51. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0043-115897

Damery, S & Combes, G 2017, 'Evaluating the predictive strength of the LACE index in identifying patients at high risk of hospital readmission following an inpatient episode: retrospective cohort study', BMJ open, vol. 7, no. 7, e016921. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016921

Damery, S, Flanagan, S, Rai, K & Combes, G 2017, 'Improving safety in care homes: protocol for evaluation of the Walsall and Wolverhampton care home improvement programme', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 17, 86. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-017-2013-x

Damery, S, Flanagan, S & Combes, G 2016, 'Does integrated care reduce hospital activity for patients with chronic diseases? An umbrella review of systematic reviews', BMJ open, vol. 6, e011952. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011952

Parry, H, Damery, S, Hudson, C, Maurer, M, Cerhan, J, Pachnio, A, Begum, J, Slager, S, Fegan, C, Man, S, Pepper, C, Shanafelt, T, Pratt, G & Moss, P 2016, 'Cytomegalovirus infection does not impact on survival or time to first treatment in patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia', American Journal of Haematology, vol. 91, no. 8, pp. 776–781. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajh.24403

Maidment, I, Shaw, R, Killick, K, Damery, S, Hilton, A, Wilcock, J, Barnes, N, Brown, G, Gillespie, S, Fox, C, Barton, G, Iliffe, S & Seare, N 2016, 'Improving the management of behaviour that challenges associated with dementia in care homes: protocol for pharmacy-health psychology intervention feasibility study', BMJ open, vol. 6, e010279. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010279

Review article

Flanagan, S, Damery, S & Combes, G 2017, 'The effectiveness of integrated care interventions in improving patient Quality of Life (QoL) for patients with chronic conditions: An overview of the systematic review evidence.', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, vol. 15, 188. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12955-017-0765-y

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