Sarah Clark

Sarah Clark


I joined the University of Leeds in 2008 as a research manager in the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences. I became Institute Manager in 2012 and moved to the Faculty Office in 2018 to support the preparations for the Medicine & Health return to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. 

I work closely with the FMH REF team to co-ordinate the Faculty's REF submission in November 2020.

REF team:

Research Quality & Innovation lead - Professor Deirdre Devine

Deputy Research Quality & Innovation lead - Professor Mark Mon Williams

REF Manager - Dr Claire Keevil

Impact Support Officer - Mr Ali Quaile

REF Support Officer, Mrs Flick Gillett

For University staff there is a dedicated REF2021 Sharepoint site with the latest information on our preparations for the REF2021 submission.

I also undertake reviews on behalf of the Executive Dean and investigations on behalf of the University. I sit on the Prep4REF Group.


  • Business Lead for R.E.F.
  • Promotions Advisor


  • ACIS
  • PhD – University of Sheffield
  • MSc - University of Sheffield
  • B.A. (Hons) - University of Wales

Professional memberships

  • Associate Member of ICSA: the Governance Institute