Sarah Rand B.A., B.Sc., M.Sc.
UCL Institute of Child Health & Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Sarah Rand completed a BA in Natural Sciences specialising in Physiology from the the University of Dublin, Trinity College in 2000. She then went on to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland to qualify as a physiotherapist in 2003 with a BSc in Physiotherapy. Since then she has worked in a variety of clinical settings in the UK and Ireland. She completed an MSc in Advanced Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy in 2010 from the University College London (UCL). She has always had a keen interest in exercise, is a qualified pilates instructor and has represented Ireland in field hockey. In recent years her clinical and research work has mainly been focussed on children with CF. She developed an interest in exercise testing for children with respiratory disease during her time at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) where she worked as a specialist CF physiotherapist until 2013. She now works as the CF Physiotherapy Research Lead at GOSH and as a Senior Teaching Fellow at the UCL Institute of Child Health in London, UK where she teaches on the postgraduate programme in Advanced Physiotherapy (Cardiorespiratory and Paediatrics). She was awarded a European CF Society Young Investigator award in 2012 for her research on exercise testing children with CF. Her current research interests include exercise testing for children with respiratory disease and methods to facilitate exercise and physical activity participation in CF.