Professional background

Dr Sarah Yardley, BM PGCertClinEd MA PhD MRCP MAcadMEd.

Consultant in palliative medicine, Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

Honorary clinical senior lecturer, Marie Curie palliative care research department, University College London.

THIS Institute post-doctoral fellow.

Sarah joined the Camden, Islington, UCLH & HCA palliative care service in 2014, predominantly working in the community team until September 2019 when she moved to the hospital team.

She is a clinical academic interested in how patients, families, carers, and healthcare professionals do the work of frontline day-to-day healthcare and make sense of their experiences; hospital-community and specialist-generalist interfaces in palliative care; and patient transitions between hospital and community care, including palliative care in emergency departments and acute medical units.

Her research seeks to understand and improve human-dependent healthcare such as the impact therapeutic and professional collegiate relationships have on current and future care.


Research interests

  • Health professional education
  • Workplace learning
  • Safety & healthcare improvement
  • Sociocultural theory
  • Qualiative methodology & methods
  • Mixed methods for systematic reviews