Briggs, Dr Sarah

Dr Sarah Briggs

Junior Research Fellow in Medical Sciences, Centre for Personalised Medicine

Academic Background

Sarah studied Medicine at New College, Oxford, and undertook her Medical Research Council funded DPhil at Wadham College, Oxford, evaluating the use of polygenic risk scores in predicting bowel cancer risk. She is now an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Medical Oncology based at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, with clinical work at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Research Interests

Sarah’s current research focuses on sustainable healthcare. She is interested in how the public, patients, and clinicians understand the environmental impact of healthcare, and actions that could be taken to mitigate these impacts. She has an ongoing interest in her work with the Centre for Personalised Medicine in exploring the benefits and limitations (including the environmental implications) of using genetic testing to ‘personalise’ healthcare.

Recent Publications 

Sarah’s recent publications can be found here.