Sarah joined the STEPS team in May 2024. She qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2015 then began working in general medicine at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Following this, Sarah moved to work in inpatient mental health, including experience on the rehabilitation wards and the psychiatric intensive care unit.

Whilst training as an OT, she completed her Masters research project in the area of brain injuries, as she had been fascinated by cognition since studying psychology as an undergraduate. This passion led Sarah to work in brain injury rehabilitation, with the Sheffield Community Rehabilitation Team, part of the Long Term Neurological Conditions Service. In this role, she supported clients to achieve their longer-term social participation goals, this was with survivors of acquired brain injury and traumatic brain injury. Sarah worked into the Neurological Enablement Service, providing community rehabilitation for clients with a range of neurological conditions, including Parkinson's, MS and ALS. After gaining experience in the NHS, Sarah decided to continue her journey at STEPS.

"I am passionate about occupational therapy and exploring recovery through activity. My special interests are in fatigue management, sleep and vocational rehabilitation and I have completed further education in these areas, as well as motivational interviewing."

When not at work, Sarah enjoys music, sharing meals with friends and family and time spent travelling in her campervan.