Dr Sarah Kendal


I am an applied health researcher and NMC registered mental health nurse. My core research themes are: using participatory methods for public engagement in research; promoting emotional wellbeing in young people; complex interventions development and evaluation.  I am a qualified clinical teacher and I have a PGCert in higher education.

Hughes (Huddersfield), Brooker, Lloyd-Evans, (UCL), Hunter (UCL), Trevillion (Kings College, London), Gilchrist (Kings College London), Lucock (Huddersfield), Kendal (Leeds), Shallcross (Manchester), Maxted- CEO Of The Survivors Trust. NIHR Funding Call 16/117 SARC: ‘The effectiveness of Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs)’. 2018 -2021. My role: Public Involvement lead.

Hugh-Jones, S., Tubeuf, S., West, R. (Leeds) and Kendal, S. (Leeds) ‘School based mental health intervention for young people: development and feasibility study of a digital information prescription intervention’ funder: Medical Research Council. June 17-Mar 19.


Research interests

For further information about my research and publications,  please see my  ORCID profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8557-5716


  • PhD (mental health nursing)
  • Masters in Health Science (Public health and health promotion)
  • BA(Hons) Latin, Archaeology, Comparative Religion
  • RMN (mental health nursing)
  • PGCert Teaching and Learning Higher Ed

Professional memberships

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Higher Education Academy Fellow

Student education

I am on the supervision team of  3 doctoral students at Huddersfield University:

Themba Dlamini: ‘Exploring the lived experiences of older African people who live in South Yorkshire: Do social isolation and loneliness have an impact on their health and wellbeing?’ Dr Alex Bridger and Dr Sarah Kendal . Doctoral thesis due to submit 2018. University of Huddersfield

Nafisa Zaman: ‘Management of long-term conditions among informal family caregivers of people with dementia.’ Dr Serena Bartys and Dr Sarah Kendal. Doctoral thesis due to submit 2018. The University of Huddersfield.

Chane Roodt: ‘Qualitative exploration of the health, wellbeing and social implications of living with Trichotillomania.’ Professor Phil Keeley and Dr Sarah Kendal. Doctoral thesis due to submit 2020. The University of Huddersfield.