Dr Sarah Neill is an academic children’s nurse with over twenty years of experience in higher education. She was appointed to her current position of Associate Professor Children’s Nursing, a three-year development scheme towards full professorial status, in September 2013.
Sarah’s research centres on the patient experience in child health and children’s nursing, within which her specific focus is on exploring parents’ decision making during acute childhood illness at home and the development of interventions to support parents. This field of research has high impact potential as it is both responding to parents expressed needs and is of contemporary importance to the NHS, with rapidly increasing A&E attendance and short-term admissions for children.
Methodologically her expertise is in qualitative research and, within that, grounded theory. Sarah established the university wide Grounded Theory forum in 2013. She is also an advocate and practitioner of patient and public involvement in research. Sarah co-leads the ASK SNIFF collaborative research programme with Professor Monica Lakhanpaul, University College London.