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Dr Sarah Milosevic

Dr Sarah Milosevic

Research Associate

+44 (0)29 2068 7952
Neuadd Meirionnydd, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YS


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.


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, Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester, 2013 - 2014


  • PhD Social Policy, Association for Dementia Studies, 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • Grant reviewer, Health and Care Research Wales 
  • Research reviewer, Health and Care Research Wales






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. 

CONSCOP2: A randomised controlled trial of contrast enhanced colonoscopy in the reduction of right sided bowel cancer.

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.

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

Completed studies

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


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.