Dr Sarah Coombs

Visiting Senior Fellow in Childhood

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Sarah was a Senior Lecturer in Childhood in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Sarah began her career as a Registered Nurse at the Leeds General Infirmary. Subsequently, she graduated from the Open University with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and began a career in teaching. In 2014 Sarah gained a PhD from the University of Essex in Sociology, her thesis focusing on young people’s perspectives on end of life. Sarah is a co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Children and Childhood, part of the organising team for the biennial Children and Childhoods Conference and on the editorial team for the on-line journal Childhood Remixed.