Specialist Neuromuscular Physiotherapist & Research Physiotherapist
Originally from Cork, Ireland, Sarah moved to Bristol in September 2000 to study physiotherapy at the University of West of England in Bristol. After qualifying in 2003, Sarah took up her first post as a junior physiotherapist in Hope Hospital in Salford until moving to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool in 2006 as a Senior Physiotherapist. She worked across all acute and community paediatric specialities gaining an interest in Neurology. In 2010, Sarah started a MRes degree at the University of Liverpool, which allowed her to complete research projects of interest to her and her area of clinical work. After a break for maternity leave, Sarah moved into the Neuromuscular Physiotherapy team in 2012, initially as a temporary position and then became a permanent member of the team in 2014. In 2015, she completed her MRes in clinical Science with distinction. Having gained a keen interest in research during her MRes studies, Sarah took the opportunity to take up the research physiotherapist post as part of the Alder Hey Neuromuscular team, in collaboration with Duchenne UK.