Dr Sarah Drabble CPsychol, PhD, MSc, BSc, BA
Medical Care Research Unit
Health Services Research
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 2987
Fax: (+44) (0)114 22 20749
I joined the University of Sheffield in 2004 to complete an MSc and PhD in Occupational Psychology at the Institute of Work Psychology. I worked on an SDO-funded project looking at the role of culture change in care of older people in acute hospital settings. Prior to that, I worked as a financial analyst for Ford Motor Company and Visteon Automotive Ltd (automotive supplier) for a number of years.
I moved to ScHARR in July 2010 to work on the QUART project looking at the role of qualitative research in randomised controlled trials, funded by the Medical Research Council. I went on to work on a qualitative process evaluation of the Healthlines trial. I am currently working on the ACTIF project which is developing an intervention to help adult Cystic Fibrosis patients improve their adherence to their nebuliser treatment, undertaking interviews with CF patients to inform development of an intervention.
- Self-management of long-term conditions such as depression, raised cardiovascular risk, endometriosis, cystic fibrosis
- Process evaluations of trials using qualitative and mixed methods
- The use of qualitative research with trials
- Qualitative research methods and practice including framework analysis, discourse analysis, rhetorical analysis and the language-in-use approach
- The role of emotions and identity and in particular language about emotions and identity in organizational and healthcare settings
I am interested in organisational psychology, qualitative research methods, MSc dissertation supervision and PhD supervision.
I am a chartered psychologist of the British Psychological Society.
ACTIF: improving adherence to nebulisers in adults with Cystic Fibrosis.
Sarah Drabble is based in the Medical Care Research Unit in Health Services Research
Please follow this link for the extended list of publications.
- Davis K, Minckas N, Bond V, Clark CJ, Colbourn T, Drabble SJ, Hesketh T, Hill Z, Morrison J, Mweemba O , Osrin D et al (2019) Beyond interviews and focus groups: a framework for integrating innovative qualitative methods into randomised controlled trials of complex public health interventions. Trials, 20.
- Hind D, Drabble S, Arden M, Mandefield L, Waterhouse S, Maguire C, Cantrill H, Robinson L, Beever D, Scott A , Keating S et al (2019) Supporting medication adherence for adults with cystic fibrosis: a randomised feasibility study. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 19. View this article in WRRO
- Arden M, Drabble SJ, O'Cathain A, Hutchings M & Wildman M (2019) Adherence to medication in adults with Cystic Fibrosis: An investigation using objective adherence data and the Theoretical Domains Framework. British Journal of Health Psychology. View this article in WRRO
- O'Cathain A, Drabble SJ, Foster A, Horspool K, Edwards L, Thomas C & Salisbury C (2016) Being Human: A Qualitative Interview Study Exploring Why a Telehealth Intervention for Management of Chronic Conditions Had a Modest Effect. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(6). View this article in WRRO
- Drabble SJ, O'Cathain A, Thomas KJ, Rudolph A & Hewison J (2014) Describing qualitative research undertaken with randomised controlled trials in grant proposals: A documentary analysis. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 14(1). View this article in WRRO
- O'Cathain A, Thomas KJ, Drabble SJ, Rudolph A, Goode J & Hewison J (2014) Maximising the value of combining qualitative research and randomised controlled trials in health research: the QUAlitative Research in Trials (QUART) study--a mixed methods study.. Health Technol Assess, 18(38), 1-vi. View this article in WRRO
- O'Cathain A, Goode J, Drabble SJ, Thomas KJ, Rudolph A & Hewison J (2014) Getting added value from using qualitative research with randomized controlled trials: a qualitative interview study.. Trials, 15, 215. View this article in WRRO
- O'Cathain A, Thomas KJ, Drabble SJ, Rudolph A & Hewison J (2013) What can qualitative research do for randomised controlled trials? A systematic mapping review.. BMJ Open, 3(6). View this article in WRRO
- Drabble SJ & O'Cathain A (2015) Moving from randomized controlled trials to mixed methods intervention evaluations In Hesse-Biber S & Burke Johnson R (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of multimethod and mixed methods research inquiry (pp. 406-425). New York: Oxford University Press. View this article in WRRO
Conference proceedings papers
- Kirkpatrick S, Arden M, Beever D, Bradley J, Cantrill H, Daniels T, Drabble S, Elston C, Flight W, Gates A , Horsley A et al (2017) 368 CFHealthHub: development and evaluation of videos incorporating peer description of successful self-management with inhaled therapies in adults with CF used to build self-efficacy to support self-care within the CFHealthHub complex intervention. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, Vol. 16 (pp s155-s156) View this article in WRRO
- Arden MA, Drabble SJ, O'Cathain A, Hutchings M & Wildman M (2016) Understanding adherence to nebuliser treatment in adults with cystic fibrosis using the Theoretical Domains Framework. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, Vol. S1(15) (pp S26-S26), 8 June 2016 - 11 June 2016. View this article in WRRO