Sarah is Professor of Adult Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University, England. Her research and teaching focuses on alcohol and other drug use in association with a range of social and health care issues, e.g. domestic violence, older people, sight loss and end of life care. In addition to her academic role, Sarah is a registered social worker with a practice background in adult services, particularly working with people experiencing mental distress, homeless people, and people with alcohol and other drug problems. She has led research and policy work in the UK on substance use in social work education and practice and is widely published including practice guidance, online learning, peer reviewed journals, professional magazines and books.