If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

Dr Sarah Bennett is a Chartered Psychologist and Senior Research Associate based in the School of Psychological Science at the University of Bristol, and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Healthcare Research at Coventry University. She is currently working on a Prudence Trust funded study led by Professor Esther Crawley and Professor Lucy Yardley, which aims to create and evaluate an online support programme for sleep problems in young people.

After graduating from the University of Exeter with a 2:1 honours degree in Psychology (2011), Sarah completed a masters with merit in Health Psychology at the University of Bath (2013). Her PhD (University of the West of England, 2020) explored the psychosocial impact of Joint Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes, heritable disorders of connective tissue that can cause chronic muscle and joint pain.

Sarah's research interests include self-management of long-term musculoskeletal conditions, invisible disability, patient education and behaviour change techniques.

Professional memberships:

  • Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Health Psychology
  • International Affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Chair of the European Alliance of Associations in Rheumatology (EULAR) Knowledge Translation sub-committee (2022-2023)
  • UK member of the Health Professionals in Rheumatology (EULAR HPR) Committee
  • UK member of the EULAR Study Group on Patient Education (EULAR STOPE)
  • Member of the Bristol Chronic Pain Health Integration Team (HIT)
  • Member of the University of Bristol Disabled Staff Forum


Dive into the research topics where Sarah E Bennett is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles


Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or