Child health; Qualitative research; Grounded theory


Sarah Neill is a Professor in Nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health at the University of Plymouth.

She is a children’s nursing academic whose research is focussed on acute childhood illness in children under five years of age, predominantly in the home and in first contact health services, such as primary care and urgent and emergency care. She works collaboratively with parents and health care professionals to understand patient and professional experiences, their decision making and to develop interventions to improve access to care for acutely ill children.

Sarah leads the Acutely Sick Kid Safety Netting Interventions for Families (ASK SNIFF) research programme and was the Chief Investigator for the Before Arrival at Hospital (BeArH) NIHR RfPB funded project. She is a qualitative researcher with a specific interest in Glaserian grounded theory.