Consultancy & Media

Sarah consults on a number of issues and with a number of different organisations.

Educational Consultant – Cognitive Uplift Programme (2016-present)
Sarah created the Cognitive Uplift Programme - a ground breaking intervention which takes scientifically proven methods, used in the rehabilitation of people with severe cognitive impairment caused by neurological disease or injury, to facilitate learning in school pupils, (including those with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia), and enable pupils to learn more effectively and attain higher grades at GCSE and A'level.

School Governor, Belmont Preparatory School, Dorking (2016 – present)
Sarah is a Governor at an independent co-educational preparatory school in Surrey which takes pupils from the ages of 2 to 16. The school is a charitable trust, administered by an independent Board of Governors. Sarah serves on the Educational sub-committee as well as the main Board.

Aviation Psychology Consultant - British Psychological Society (2015-2017)
Sarah was a member of a working group of international aviation experts, commissioned by the Professional Practice Board (PPB) of the British Psychological Society, to produce a Society Position Paper on Aviation Psychology: Pilot mental health and Wellbeing.
The Position Paper reviews the incidence and causes of mental health issues in pilots, the current process by which performance, wellbeing and mental health of pilots is monitored over time and makes recommendations for how this could be improved.

HCCA to the Army Medical Directorate (Ministry of Defence 2008-present)
Sarah is an Honorary Civilian Consultant Advisor (HCCA) in Clinical Psychology to the Director General, Army Medical Services.

Guest Editor for the Neuroscience Journal Cortex (2014-2016)
Appointed guest editor of the high impact neuroscience journal ‘Cortex’ to put together a special edition on neurotoxicology featuring articles written by experts from all over the world, to raise awareness amongst Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Neuropsychologists and other professionals of the range of situations in which individuals may be exposed to toxic substances and the neuropsychiatric problems that may ensue.

Scientific Advisor - SHAPE study (2001-2003)
Sarah was appointed scientific advisor to the SHAPE study, a survey of 1000+ sheep farmers focussing on the potential health effects of exposure to organophosphates during sheep "dipping". This study was undertaken by a team from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Expert Evidence
Sarah has given expert evidence to a number of committees and organisations such as the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) and the House of Lords Scientific & Technology Committee. She also undertakes medico-legal work both in the UK and the USA.

Media / Press
Sarah has given numerous radio interviews concerning her work and has appeared on many news and documentary programmes both in the UK and USA. Her most recent interview was broadcast by the BBC World Service on New Year’s Day 2020 and concerned her work on aerotoxic syndrome. Sarah has appeared in many documentaries concerning this issue, the most notable being Panorama ‘Something in the Air’ (March 2008); Inside Out (2008); Fact Not Fiction Films,  'Welcome Aboard Toxic Airlines' (2008); and  Zembla ‘Toxic Air in Cockpit: The Interests’ (2017)