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Mrs Sarah Oliver RGN BA (hons)

Trial Facilitator, Registered General Nurse

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Sarah is a Registered General Nurse who is currently working as a Trial Facilitator within Primary Care & Population Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton.


The current trial she is working on is the OPTiMISE Study. A trial led by the University of Oxford looking at ‘Optimising treatment for mild systolic hypertension in the elderly.’

Sarah’s other research experience includes:

2016-2017: Research Nurse in the MRC Lifecourse & Epidemiology department, UoS. The Nipper Trial: ‘A study to examine the impacts of nutrients before and during pregnancy on the health of mothers and their babies.’

2014-2016: Research Nurse in Primary Care and Population Sciences, UoS. The BREATHE Trial: ‘a controlled study of the effectiveness of breathing retraining exercises taught by a physiotherapist by either instructional DVD or by face to face sessions in the management of asthma in adults.’

2011-2012: Research Nurse, Synairgen: Trialing the efficacy and safety of a novel drug: ‘Inhaled interferon β ('IFN-β') for the treatment or prevention of asthma exacerbations caused by the common cold.’

Staff Nurse, Cardiology, Royal Bournemouth Hospital 2005-2011

Adv. Dip Adult Nursing, Bournemouth University 2002-2005

BA (hons) Literature, Life & Thought, Liverpool John Moores University 1998

Research interests

Sarah’s research interests include helping people to manage their asthma; and looking at the implications of nutrition in people’s health and well-being.

Research group

Primary Care & Population Sciences

Affiliate research group

Primary care Research group

Research project(s)

OPTIMISE - OPtimising Treatment for MIld Systolic hypertension in the Elderly

The population is getting older (over 3 million people [5%] in the UK are >80 years) and the number of people living with multiple long-term conditions taking multiple drugs is increasing. High blood pressure is one of the most common conditions in older patients and up to half of this population receive two or more drugs to treat it. However, recent evidence suggests that large reductions in blood pressure, and too many drug prescriptions may be associated with an increase in serious falls and death in the elderly.  

As an active member of the Primary Care & Population Sciences department, Sarah is part of the Trial Managers Forum and REACH Group.

Mrs Sarah Oliver
Primary Care and Population Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
University of Southampton
Aldermoor Health Centre
Aldermoor Close
SO16 5ST

T: 023 8059 1764

Room Number: 9590 AHC/109/S2

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