Sarah Bostan

Sarah Bostan


I am undertaking an interdisciplinary PhD, working across the School of Healthcare, School of Computing and the Business School. My research project is funded by the University of Leeds Global Challenges Scholarship.

Research interests

My research project looks at responsible innovation and implementation of open-source electronic health records (OS EHRs) in low and lower-middle income countries (LMICs), particularly resource poor settings. Open-source EHRs are perceived as a social innovation (free software) that can improve healthcare delivery in low and lower-middle income countries (LMICs), address high-costs and inflexibility associated with commercial (proprietary software) EHRs.

My research focusses on the role of local implementing partners who support the implementation of OS EHRs on the ground, in particular social enterprises and NGOs or POs, with a key interest in challenges concerning implementation, ethics and end-user experience.





  • MA Human Resource Management (CIPD Accredited): Distinction
  • BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management: First-Class Honours

Research groups and institutes

  • People, systems and services