Dr Sarah Hoare
Dr Sarah Hoare is a Research Associate working on the SAFER study, exploring patient and clinician experience of participating in a trial of an innovative screening programme aimed at detecting AF, a heart condition responsible for one in ten strokes.
Sarah completed her PhD in the Primary Care Unit at the University of Cambridge, sociologically exploring hospital admissions for patients close to the end of life. Prior to this Sarah undertook an MPhil in Research Methods at the University of Cambridge and a BA in Politics and Sociology at the University of Exeter. As well as her role at THIS Institute Sarah continues to work one day at week with the Cambridge Palliative and End-of-life Care Research Group on a Marie Curie funded project exploring how quality in end-of-life care is measured. Sarah is a Research Fellow at Hughes Hall and a committee member of the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group.
Sarah’s research interests are in the differences between how healthcare is provided in practice and how it is described in policy. Her work to date has focused on understanding the social context of healthcare, exploring how the interactions of patients, clinicians and organisations shape and are influenced by current practice.