Sarah Yorke is Project Officer in the Centre for Performance Science at the Royal College of Music, where she facilitates research to investigate how music can impact on women suffering from postnatal depression. Sarah holds a degree in creative music technology, where her dissertation focused on how music can assist the memory recall of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. She has been a Trustee of the national mental health charity Arts and Minds.
Sarah is a keen musician and plays piano, saxophone, and sings. Her background is in radio production, and she has had over eight years working in the music industry. During this time she has produced shows for Capital FM, Grape Media, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, as well as working on BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Live Events, and the Olympics. She has won Kiss FM radio production awards and has produced and presented her own radio show Sarah’s Sweet Beats on Global Radio. She loves music from all around the world and has featured in the Mixcloud online charts for her Dancehall mixes.
Sarah is now focused on how music can be used as a tool for enhancing health and wellbeing and is extremely interested in the role of music as a therapy.