Sarah Thomas

FORCE11 Member since October 22, 2019

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Biography

Sarah is based at The Wessex Institute, University of Southampton within the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) where she is the lead for Impact, Portfolio Insight and Research on Research. She is the NIHRs Researchfish lead and co-Chair of the Researchfish Steering Board. Sarah is a qualitative researcher by training with an interest in complex, multi-method programme evaluation. She joined the NIHR HTA programme as Senior Programme Manager in 2008. Since joining NIHR, she has undertaken a number of different roles since including managing research funding, corporate governance, patient and public involvement, peer review, and intellectual property management. Previously, Sarah was the Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) Policy Forum Scientific Programme Manager, and she has held evaluation research roles with The Health Foundation and in the private research and consultancy sector.