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Dr Sarah Needham-Beck

Research Fellow – Occupational Performance Research Group

Sarah is a Research Fellow with the Occupational Performance Research Group at the University of Chichester. Prior to this, she worked within vocational and professional dance as a researcher, guest lecturer, and manager of the Healthier Dancer Programme at One Dance UK. Sarah graduated from the University of Exeter with a BSc (Hons) in Exercise and Sport Sciences in 2009, gained an MSc (dist.) in Dance Science in 2010 and her PhD in Dance Science in 2017 from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Her PhD research focused on the cardiorespiratory demands of contemporary dance training and performance and examined appropriate methods for documenting this. Sarah currently serves on the Promotion Committee and as advisor to the Student Committee for the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS).