Head of Therapy Research and Training
Sarah is responsible for optimising therapy delivery and developing effective pedagogies to disseminate best practice, at scale.
Sarah has spent her entire career in mental health as a clinician, lecturer, clinical leader and researcher. Driven to make a difference, Sarah founded one of the first primary care cognitive behavioural therapy services in England. She went on to cofound a multi-disciplinary primary care sub-acute pain service, reducing prescribing and secondary care referrals. Keen to share her experience and passion for high quality, evidence-based interventions Sarah has taught at a number of Universities including Exeter University and Kings College, London. Sarah completed a PGCE and a Masters in Education specialising in E-Learning before going on to complete a Professional Doctorate. Sarah’s research interests include understanding the mediators and moderators of psychological therapy and how therapist variables relate to clinical outcomes.
Prior to working with COMPASS Sarah was the Chief Clinical Officer at Ieso Digital Health. Sarah was recognised for her contribution to innovation in mental health by being named as one of the top 50 female leaders in health care businesses in the UK and top 100 Meaningful Business Leader. Sarah has a strong desire to inspire others to improve clinical outcomes for patients. Her work led to the development of digital tools and a unique methodology that incrementally improved clinical outcomes year on year.