Sarah has over 20 years’ professional experience of autism, learning disability and other public care services. She provides specialist support in relation to autism, learning disabilities, personalisation, person-centred planning, transition and challenging behaviour.
After working for a variety of organisations that provide services for people with learning disabilities, Sarah joined IPC in 2007. As part of her consultancy work, Sarah has been involved in and led projects that cover a wide range of areas including mental health issues, service evaluation, review and audit, system-wide service design, service development, staff training, person-centred approaches, individual needs assessments, support planning and co-production, community capacity building, market shaping, commissioning, integration, pathway mapping, leadership and policy implementation.
Sarah is the lead tutor for the Advanced Diploma in Leading and Managing Care Services programme, and she facilitates our postgraduate level commissioning short course. She also has an interest in family carers and is currently undertaking a doctorate degree at the University of Kent where her research focuses on understanding the resilience of family carers.