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Sarah Akhtar Baz

Research Fellow, Department of Health Sciences, University of York


Sarah is a Qualitative Research Fellow at the Health Sciences department, University of York. She is currently working on the qualitative longitudinal Long Covid project (part of a NIHR/UKRI funded project called CONVALESCENCE) and BioDriveAFS Trial Process Evaluation. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Bradford Institute for Health Research.

Sarah is a sociologist with expertise at the intersection of race and ethnicity, health and wellbeing and family studies. She is experienced in undertaking qualitative research methods on sensitive research topics.

Sarah has also delivered guest lectures at The University of Sheffield, Department of Sociological Studies in the following areas: sociology of family, 'race’, immigration and multiculturalism, and intersectionality.

PhD/Sociology, University of Sheffield (2021) Pakistani and Bangladeshi Muslim lone mothers: exploring lived experiences, intersectionality and support provided by South Asian women's organisations.


  • 2021–present
    Research fellow, University of York


  • 2021 
    University of Sheffield, PhD/Sociology


  • 2022
    ‘I don't know what to do or where to go’. Experiences of accessing healthcare support from the perspectives of people living with Long Covid and healthcare professionals: A qualitative study in Bradford, UK., Health Expectations Journal