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Dr Sarah Milosevic

Dr Sarah Milosevic

Research Associate

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

I am a Qualitative Research Associate at the Centre for Trials Research, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University. I am currently working on the POOL (evaluating the safety of waterbirths), PriMUS (primary care management of lower urinary tract symptoms in men) and SenITA (sensory integration therapy for children with autism) studies.

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. 

My research interest is qualitative research in health and social care; particularly applying qualitative methods to trials research to help better understand the patient experience. 

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

Qualifications

  • 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

  • Wales and South West Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2019, Cardiff: Why do so few women use a pool for labour and birth?

Committees and reviewing

  • Research reviewer, Healthwise Wales
  • Conference abstract reviewer, British Educational Research Association
  • Book reviewer, Ageing & Society

Publications

Milosevic, S., Channon, S., Hunter, B., Nolan, M., Hughes, J., Barlow, C., Milton, R. & Sanders, J. (2019). Factors influencing the use of birth pools in the United Kingdom: Perspectives of women, midwives and medical staff. Midwifery, 79. https://www.midwiferyjournal.com/article/S0266-6138(19)30245-1/fulltext

Bosanquet, D., Ambler, G., Waldron, C., Thomas-Jones, E., Brookes-Howell, L., Kelson, M., Pickles, T., Harris, D., Milosevic, S., Fitzsimmons, D., Saxena, N. & Twine, C. (2019). Perineural local anaesthetic catheter after major lower limb amputation trial (PLACEMENT): results from a randomised controlled feasibility trial. BMJ Open, 9: e029233. https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/11/e029233 

Current projects

POOL: Evaluating the safety of waterbirths. The aim of the qualitative part of this study is to identify the factors influencing the use of birth pools in the UK. www.cardiff.ac.uk/centre-for-trials-research/research/studies-and-trials/view/pool Part 1 of the qualitative work is published here: https://www.midwiferyjournal.com/article/S0266-6138(19)30245-1/fulltext

PriMUS: Primary care management of lower urinary tract symptoms in men - Development and validation of a diagnostic and clinical decision support tool. www.primus-study.co.uk/

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

 

Completed projects

PLACEMENT: A randomised controlled feasibility trial of perineural local anaesthetic catheter after major lower limb amputation. https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/11/e029233