Sarah Yorke is the Centre for Performance Science’s Administrator, Project Coordinator for the Imperial College-based project Embodied Knowing – Analogies across Disciplines, and a Research Assistant in Women’s Health at Queen Mary, University London.
Sarah’s research focuses on women’s mental and physical health. She has recently completed the Arts Council England-funded CPS project Music and Motherhood as Project Officer and Research Assistant. She has consulted social enterprise Breathe Arts and Health Research on how to take the group mother-baby drumming sessions further into the community, and her MSc dissertation focuses on how to make wellbeing sessions more accessible to women from diverse cultural backgrounds. Sarah is working on core outcome sets of gynecological conditions at Barts and the Royal London Hospital where she also advises on their arts in health and social media initiatives. She served as social media advisor for the Arts and Health Early Career Research Network.
Sarah holds a BA Hons in Creative Music Technology and is completing her MSc in Performance Science at the Royal College of Music (partly funded by the Women’s Career Foundation). She formerly worked at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra in radio production and live events (including working on the 2012 Cultural Olympiad) and produced a daily radio breakfast show on network radio in Malaysia. She has been a Trustee for the mental health charity Arts and Minds and a spokesperson for RADAR disability charity.
Perkins R, Yorke S, & Fancourt D (forthcoming), Learning to facilitate arts-in-health programmes: a case study of musicians facilitating creative interventions for mothers with symptoms of postnatal depression, International Journal of Music Education [PDF].
Yorke S & Perkins R (2017), Music and Motherhood – Facilitating Interventions for Mothers and their Babies, Royal College of Music [PDF].