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

Parry, H, McIlroy, G, Bruton, R, Ali, M, Stephens, C, Damery, S, Otter, A, McSkeane, T, Rolfe, H, Faustini, S, Wall, N, Hillmen, P, Pratt, G, Paneesha, S, Zuo, J, Richter, A & Moss, P 2021, 'Antibody responses after first and second Covid-19 vaccination in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia', Blood Cancer Journal, vol. 11, no. 7, 136. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41408-021-00528-x

Redwood, S, Brant, H, Maluf, A, Combes, G, Neubauer, K, Thomas, C, Damery, S, Hill, L, Greenfield, S & Donovan, J 2021, 'How latent patterns of interprofessional working may lead to delays in discharge from hospital of older people living with frailty - 'Patient more confused than usual?'', Ageing and Society, vol. 2021, pp. 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X21000805

Combes, G, Owen, G, Damery, S, Flanagan, S, Brown, C & Currie, G 2021, 'Implementing a new clinical pathway in a non-receptive context: mixed methods evaluation of a new fracture pathway for older people in a hospital Trust in the West Midlands, UK', PLOS One, vol. 16, no. 2, e0247455. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0247455

Jones, JE, Damery, SL, Allen, K, Johnson, DW, Lambie, M, Holvoet, E & Davies, SJ 2021, 'Renal staffs' understanding of patients' experiences of transition from peritoneal dialysis to in-centre haemodialysis and their views on service improvement: a multi-site qualitative study in England and Australia', PLoS ONE, vol. 16, no. 7, e0254931. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0254931

Damery, S, Flanagan, S, Jones, J & Jolly, K 2021, 'The effect of providing staff training and enhanced support to care homes on care processes, safety climate and avoidable harms: evaluation of a care home quality improvement programme in England', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, no. 4, 7581. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18147581

Sein, K, Damery, S, Baharani, J, Nicholas, J & Combes, G 2020, 'Emotional distress and adjustment in patients with end-stage kidney disease: a qualitative exploration of patient experience in four hospital trusts in the West Midlands, UK', PLoS ONE, vol. 15, no. 11, e0241629. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0241629

Allen, K, Damery, S, Sein, K, Johnson, DW, Davies, S, Lambie, M, Holvoet, E & Combes, G 2020, 'How do patients and their family members experience the transition from peritoneal dialysis to incentre haemodialysis? A multisite qualitative study in England and Australia', Peritoneal Dialysis International. https://doi.org/10.1177/0896860820975596

Devi, R, Martin, G, Banerjee , J, Butler , L, Pattison , T, Cruickshank , L, Maries-Tillott , C, Wilson , T, Damery, S, Meyer , J, Poot , A, Chamberlain, P, Harvey, D, Giebel , C, Hinsliff-Smith , K, Chadborn , N & Gordon , AL 2020, 'Improving the quality of care in care homes using the quality improvement collaborative approach: lessons learnt from six projects conducted in the UK and the Netherlands', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 17, no. 20, 7601. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207601

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.

Gunby, C, Isham, L, Damery, S, Taylor, J & Bradbury-Jones, C 2020, 'Sexual violence and COVID-19: all silent on the home front', Journal of Gender-Based Violence. https://doi.org/10.1332/239868020X15984631696329

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

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

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

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

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

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