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Dr Sarah Milosevic

Dr Sarah Milosevic

Research Associate

Email
milosevics@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2068 7952
Campuses
Neuadd Meirionnydd, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YS

Overview

I am a Research Associate at the Centre for Trials Research, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University. I provide qualitative research expertise across a diverse range of clinical trials. My research interests include health inequalities, population health and access to healthcare.

I started my research career at the Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester, where I completed my doctoral research exploring access to self-directed social care by people with dementia. Following my PhD I worked in government policy research roles for several years before returning to academia.

Biography

Career Overview

  • Research Associate, Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff University, 2018 - present
  • Research Officer, Qualifications Wales, 2016 - 2018
  • Fast Stream Social Researcher, Office for National Statistics, 2015 - 2016
  • FOI Information & Records Manager, States of Jersey Government, 2014 - 2015
  • Research Assistant, University of Worcester, 2013 - 2014

Qualifications

  • PhD Social Policy, University of Worcester, 2015
  • PGCert Research Methods (Merit), University of Worcester, 2012
  • MSc Housing & Professional Practice, Cardiff University, 2009
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, Swansea University, 2007

Speaking engagements

  • London Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2021, Online: What influences waterbirth rates? A case study exploration of three obstetric and three midwifery units
  • Health and Care Research Wales Conference 2020, Online: Exploring patient acceptability of invasive urodynamic testing in primary care
  • Qualitative Research Symposium 2020, Bath: Using timelines in qualitative interviews: Exploring the journey of parents of children with autism
  • Wales and South West Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2019, Cardiff: Why do so few women use a pool for labour and birth?
  • British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference (Emerging Researchers in Ageing) 2013, Oxford: Exploring access to direct payments by people with dementia living in rural communities
  • People, Policy and Practice Research Focus Conference 2013, Worcester: How has the personalisation of social care impacted on service users with dementia?

Poster presentations

  • Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) Annual Scientific Meeting 2021, Online: Testing a prototype clinical decision support tool for the management of male lower urinary tract symptoms
  • UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2021, Online: Experiences and acceptability of sensory integration therapy for children with autism and sensory processing difficulties
  • Wales and South West Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2020, Online: What influences waterbirth rates? A case study exploration of three obstetric and three midwifery units
  • South West Society for Academic Primary Care Conference 2019, Southampton: Exploring patient acceptability of invasive urodynamic testing in primary care
  • IDEAL International Conference 2018, Bristol: Patient experiences of pain relief following major lower limb amputation in the PLACEMENT randomised study

Committees and reviewing

  • Journal reviewer, Midwifery
  • Journal reviewer, BMJ (British Medical Journal) Open
  • Grant reviewer, Health and Care Research Wales 
  • Research reviewer, Health and Care Research Wales

Publications

2021

2020

2019

2018

2015

Grants

2020: Health and Care Research Wales RfPPB programme - PrEdiction of Risk and Communication of outcomE followIng major lower limb amputation - a collaboratiVE study (PERCEIVE), (Co-Applicant) £229,225.

Current studies

PERCEIVE: Prediction of risk and communication of outcome following major lower limb amputation - A collaborative study.

PRONTO: Procalcitonin and NEWS2 evaluation for timely identification of sepsis and optimal use of antibiotics in the Emergency Department. 

POOL: Evaluating the safety of waterbirths. The qualitative aspect of the study aimed to identify factors influencing the use of birth pools in the UK. Part 1 of the qualitative work is published here and Part 2 is published here

PriMUS: Primary care management of lower urinary tract symptoms in men. Development and validation of a diagnostic and clinical decision support tool. Qualitative work on urodynamics in primary care published here.

Completed studies

SenITAA pragmatic randomised controlled trial of sensory integration therapy versus usual care for sensory processing difficulties in children with autism.

PLACEMENT: A randomised controlled feasibility trial of perineural local anaesthetic catheter after major lower limb amputation.