Sarah Griffiths

Academic profile

Dr Sarah Griffiths

Honorary University Fellow
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)

About Sarah

I am a Research Fellow on an NIHR funded study (D-PACT), developing and evaluating a Dementia Support Worker intervention based in primary care.

My role involves using realist informed approaches and qualitative methodologies to build programme theory, develop a support worker intervention and evaluate the intervention in practice.

I joined the Community and Primary Care Research Group in January 2019. Prior to this I was a senior lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy at Plymouth Marjon University for 14 years. I have over 28 years of experience as a speech and language therapist and began my career working with adult clients in acute and outpatient settings before moving into higher education. 

In 2013 I completed a PhD in Medical Studies with the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry; a conversation analytic study of everyday conversation management in Parkinson's. I continue to be interested in the impact of communication difficulties on everyday and institutional interaction and have published in this area. 



Twitter: @sgriffiths1966

DPACT twitter: @DementiaPACT


In my previous role as senior lecturer in BSc degree in Speech and Language Therapy, my teaching focused on Adult Acquired Communication Disorders, Evidence-based Practice and Psychology. Currently, alongside my research role, I supervise masters students from the University's dental programmes (ResM and MSc students completing dissertations).

External Examiner for Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy, Canterbury Christchurch University: 2015-2019

Contact Sarah

+44 1752 583285