Dr Sarah Gelcich

Dr Sarah Gelcich

Research Fellow

Phone: 0113 2067548


Sarah joined the group in December 2017 as part of the Quality of Life Metric Pilot Evaluation project. The project aims to evaluate the implementation of a Quality of Life Metric across 5 Cancer Alliances in England to inform national rollout. The metric will aim to compare the quality of life post-treatment across different providers for service development.

Sarah currently leads a Yorkshire Cancer Research funded project: CANVAS- CANcer surveillance And Support. This project aims to enhance the support for breast and colorectal (bowel) cancer survivors by developing and evaluating a new surveillance approach with online self-reporting of symptoms, provision of tailored advice and integration in risk-stratified care pathways.

Sarah has a background in applied linguistics, particularly in conversation analysis in medical consultations. She was awarded a Medical Humanities Sheffield scholarship and completed her PhD studies at the University of Sheffield. The study investigated communication of risk and disagreement within chronic type 2 diabetic medical consultations. Sarah is interested in communication and talk-in-interaction within medical settings, as well as patient reported outcomes for chronic conditions.