Sarah McDonald Director of Research and Policy Sarcoma UK
Director of Research and Policy

Sarah has more than two decades of experience within the NHS, research, and health sectors and has led the charity’s diverse research programme since joining in 2014. With a background in both diagnostic pathology and research management she is a passionate supporter of research, having seen the impact it has on scientific discovery and improving patients' diagnosis and treatment, as well as the need for providing support and quality information about sarcoma.

A well-known and respected figure in both the scientific and sarcoma community, Sarah works alongside a wealth of partnering organisations relating to research and sarcoma cancer. These include the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI), National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) as well as the charity’s Research Advisory Committee (RAC) and the Board of Trustees.

Under Sarah’s leadership; Sarcoma UK’s research programme has seen significant expansion, she has brought together the sarcoma basic science community and is now leading the development of the Policy programme to bring better treatment, care and outcomes for sarcoma patients.