Sarah is a member of the editorial boards of Disability and Society and The Lancet Psychiatry. She is a National Institute for Health Research, School for Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR) Fellow, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Visiting Fellow at the School of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York. She was Chair of the National Survivor User Network (NSUN) and regularly writes research blogs for the Mental Elf and also blogs for Mad in America.
Sarah was principal investigator for the first NIHR SSCR funded user-led study which explored mental health service user perspectives on targeted violence and abuse in the context of adult safeguarding. She is the lead for Policy Research Unit, which is based at University College London and King’s College London. She is a co-applicant on the Open Dialogue: Development and Evaluation of a Social Network Intervention for Severe Mental IIlness (ODDESSI) study, which is the first trial of Open Dialogue in the NHS in England, focusing on peer support and the experiences of service users and families.service user and carer participation at the Department of Health and Social Care/NHS England Mental Health