Sarah Butter


  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Sarah is a Research Associate in the Administrative Data Research Centre Northern Ireland (ADRC-NI), based in The Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing. Sarah’s primary research interests are in the areas of mental health, particularly psychosis and suicidality, as well as understanding the role of trauma and social adversity in developing mental health difficulties. At present, Sarah is involved in an ADRC-NI project related to deprivation and social distress in Northern Ireland. 

Sarah completed her PhD at Ulster University in 2019: ‘Negative self-evaluation, suicidality and internal threat: Exploring the Suicidal Drive Hypothesis for psychosis’.  She then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Ulster University, the Stress, Trauma and Related Conditions (STARC) Research Lab at Queen’s University Belfast and at The University of Sheffield. At Sheffield, Sarah was involved with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded COVID-19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC) Study (PI: Prof Richard Bentall). The C19PRC Study aimed to assess and monitor the psychological, social, political, and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the general population, using longitudinal surveys and mixed-methods studies in multiple countries. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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