Chief Executive of Coeliac UK
Sarah joined Coeliac UK in 2005 from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s office, where she worked closely at the heart of government to influence policy making. In her post at the Charity she has overseen a growth in the provision of services for over 60,000 Members, the largest research programme undertaken by the Charity and campaigning successes such as the first ever Government guideline on diagnosis of the condition. She has been closely involved with a number of research projects including a Health Foundation funded project looking to improve primary care management of coeliac disease and a European Commission funded project to develop new point of care testing. In 2009 Sarah became a Director of The Association of European Coeliac Societies, leading negotiations with the European Commission on gluten-free labelling laws and making contact with coeliac societies all over the world. In 2012, Sarah became a Council member of the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.