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Dr Sabrina Grant

Dr Sabrina Grant

Dr Sabrina Grant
BSc, MSc, PhD

Honorary Research Fellow

Musculoskeletal Research Unit,
University of Bristol, Level 1 Learning and Research Building BS10 5NB
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Sabrina Grant is a Research Fellow in the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol.  She is a psychologist by background specialising in field of health, who applies mixed methods techniques (quantitative and qualitative) to a range of health conditions in applied health research.  She is keen on interdisciplinary collaborations in research around areas of the self-management of long term conditions, health beliefs and behaviour, implementation of health technology and digital health and the patient-clinician interface.   

After gaining an MSc with a distinction at the University of Bath Sabrina went on to work as a Research Assistant at Salomon’s, Centre of Applied Social & Psychological Development (part of Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent) before taking up a researcher training post funded by the Research Support Facility at the University of Birmingham.  

In that role she secured an RCGP grant and an MRC/ESRC Interdisciplinary Studentship award to investigate the prevalence of self-monitoring blood pressure in UK primary care and undertake mixed methods research looking at the psychological and motivational reasons for patients with hypertension to engage in home monitoring of blood pressure.  Sabrina became a Research Fellow for an NIHR funded programme of work grant in collaboration with Oxford University and Cambridge University investigating the clinical significance of self-monitoring blood pressure within the National Health Service, UK. 

Sabrina gained her Chartership status from the British Psychological Society in 2016 and has now moved to the University of Bristol as a Research Fellow working within the MRU at Southmead Hospital, on an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded programme of work called SPHERE (http://www/irc-sphere.ac.uk).  SPHERE is a University of Bristol project working with clinicians, engineers, designers and social care professionals as well as members of the public to develop sensors for the home to diagnose and help manage health and well-being conditions. The main project Sabrina is working on is called HEmiSPHERE, the Hip and Knee study of a Sensor Platform for Healthcare in a Residential Environment led by Professor Rachael Gooberman-Hill, which will find out how to make sure that the SPHERE sensor system can have value to health professionals and patients who are having hip or knee joint replacement.

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