Dr Sarah Yardley, BM PGCertClinEd MA PhD MRCP MAcadMEd is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, University College London.

Sarah’s research expertise is in qualitative methodologies, applied to health professions education, palliative care and patient safety through study of sociocultural influences, informal learning and ‘real world’ practices. Sarah’s research interests include: how patients, families, carers, and healthcare professionals do the work of frontline day-to-day healthcare and make sense of their experiences; specialist-generalist interfaces in palliative care; and, the impact human-dependent interventions such as therapeutic relationships have on current and future care.

Sarah is an innovative methodologist whose PhD received the ASME New Researcher Award (2010). She is also on the Editorial Board for the journal Palliative Medicine and works clinically in a large palliative care service (hospital and community).