The University of Southampton
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Email:
S.Brien@soton.ac.uk

Dr Sarah B Brien 

Senior Research Advisor, Visiting Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Sarah Brien joined Primary Care at the University of Southampton in 2000 where she currently holds two roles.

Within the RDS, Sarah is a senior research advisor providing qualitative, mixed methods and general research advice to researchers applying for NIHR funding streams and major charities. She also specifically leads on supporting those applying for NIHR Fellowship awards.

Additionally Sarah is also visiting senior research fellow within Primary Care. She has been involved in research at Primary Care at Southampton University exploring self-management of people living with long term conditions. Her current research study is entitled Exploring determinants of quality of life in people with COPD. She has experience leading quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research studies. She has a particular interest in the role of complementary and alternative medicine in the management of long term conditions, being awarded an NIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship (2004-2008) within this area.

Sarah’s research interests have mainly focussed on how people manage living with long term conditions. She is also interested in the field of medical education.

Currently a senior research advisor for the RDS South Central as senior qualitative advisor and lead for Fellowship applications.

Additionally honorary senior research fellow with Primary Care and Population Sciences with 2 current research studies, as well as PhD supervisor.

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Sarah’s research interests have mainly focussed on how people manage living with long term conditions. She is also interested in the field of medical education.

As principle investigator, Sarah has conducted and led exploratory clinical trials as well as embedded and stand-alone qualitative studies as lead investigator. She is experienced in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research

PhD supervision:

One current PhD student

Past: 3 completed PhD students to completion and >15 Msc students

Research projects 

Independent determinants of health related quality of life in people with COPD. An exploratory cross sectional postal questionnaire study in stable COPD patients to inform subsequent non-pharmacological interventions.

Lead PI Dr Sarah Brien Co PI: Prof Mike Thomas, Prof Tony Kendrick, Dr Beth Stuart, Dr Rachel Jordan, Professor Peymane Adab, Professor David Fitzmaurice & Dr Andy Dickens

Funded: NIHR School for Primary Care Research

Completion: September 2015

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Primary Care & Population Sciences Academic Units

 

RDS: Senior research advisor for qualitative methodology

CONSULTANCY in medical research including study design; grant writing; conducting quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods analysis; conducting narrative and systematic literature reviews and academic writing. Interests are in clinical research and medical education

 

 

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Dr Sarah B Brien
Faculty of Medicine University of Southampton Southampton General Hospital South Academic Block Tremona Road Southampton SO16 6YD

Room Number:SGH/AC26/MP805

Telephone:(023) 8120 5704
Email:S.Brien@soton.ac.uk

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