Sarah is a professor in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago where she teaches public policy, health systems, and qualitative research methods. She is Director of the Injury Prevention Research Unit. She was a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in 2011-12, based at The University of Chicago (US) where she studied integrated care in rural Safety Net Clinics. Since 2001, she has been a member of the international EuroQol Group which is responsible for one of the most widely-used health-related quality of life measures – the EQ-5D (and currently sits on their Executive Committee, Version Management Committee and Health Inequalities Special Interest Group). She is on the Board of Bowel Cancer New Zealand and the Kōputai Lodge Trust Board (a community mental health respite services provider). She is an active researcher; primarily involved in longitudinal cohort studies focused on health/disability/well-being outcomes, policy, integration, public engagement and equity.