Dr Sabrina Grant

Research Fellow

After receiving a BSc in Human Psychology at Aston University in 2002, Sabrina went on to the University of Bath to gain an MSc with distinction (thesis) in Health Psychology in 2005 before taking up a position at Salomon’s, Centre of Applied Social & Psychological Development in Kent on a national cohort study, validating the Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test II. She then moved to the University of Birmingham to take up a competitive researcher training post funded by the Research Support Facility.  In that role she secured a Scientific Foundation Board (Royal College General Practitioner) grant and was awarded an MRC/ESRC Interdisciplinary Studentship to fund her PhD investigating the prevalence of self-monitoring blood pressure in UK primary care investigating through mixed methods the psychological and motivational reasons for patients with hypertension to engage in digital home monitoring of blood pressure. As a Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research at the University of Birmingham she worked on a large NIHR programme grant (Oxford, Cambridge and Birmingham University) optimising the diagnosis and management of hypertension in primary care through self-monitoring of blood pressure to include a national RCT investigating the implementation of a telemonitoring (SMS/Web based intervention) for managing hypertension (TASMINH4) in primary care.  Recently gaining Chartership Status from the British Psychological Society she recently took up a position as a Research Fellow within Activity 3 for SPHERE IRC, to investigate using mixed methods orthopaedic patients experiences of home monitoring (SPHERE) technology.   Her interests as a mixed methods researcher lie in health psychology, the self-management of long term conditions and digital health.