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Ms Sarah Beardon
Bentham House
4-8 Endsleigh Gardens
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  • Senior Research Fellow in Health Justice Research and Policy
  • Faculty of Laws

Sarah completed her Master of Public Health in 2012, and began her interdisciplinary work with law when she joined UCL in 2016. She completed her PhD in 2022, undertaking research on the implementation of health justice partnerships.

Previously, Sarah worked with the Patient Experience Research Centre at Imperial College London, undertaking a variety of research projects looking at quality of care from the service user perspective. She also worked at Cancer Research UK in the Statistical Information Team, supporting communication of cancer data to the press and public.

Research Summary

Sarah’s work focusses on health-justice partnerships, in which welfare rights advice services are integrated with patient care. These partnerships provide assistance for patients with social welfare legal issues, such as welfare benefits, debt, housing and employment. They provide an integrated response to complex needs, recognising the close links between social justice and health.

Sarah’s role supports the national strategy for health-justice partnership, which aims to increase awareness and action on health justice partnerships across the country. Her work includes undertaking research, delivering education and events, developing information resources, and building a professional network.

Sarah is an interdisciplinary researcher with wider interests in health inequalities, social determinants of health and delivery of healthcare services.

SEP-2018 – JAN-2022 PhD Student Department of Applied Health Research UCL, United Kingdom
SEP-2016 – JUL-2018 Research Associate Faculty of Laws UCL, United Kingdom
SEP-2014 – JUL-2016 Research Assistant Patient Experience Research Centre Imperial College London, United Kingdom
SEP-2012 – JUL-2014 Statistical Information Officer Statistical Information Team Cancer Research UK, United Kingdom
Academic Background
  BSc Biology  
  MPH Master of Public Health  
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