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Sara joined the University of Huddersfield in November 2006 as Head of Division of [now] Health and Rehabilitation. A physiotherapist by profession, Sara is originally from a clinical background in cardiovascular and respiratory care (CVR). Nationally, Sara is a Council member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), a partner with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and an external examiner. Sara is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Sara has a particular interest in how students engage with feedback to support their learning. She holds a Doctorate in Education.
Eastburn, S (2017) An Interpretative Phenomenological Study to Understand the Perceived Value and Impact of Feedback on the Learning Experience of Pre-Registration Healthcare Students Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.
Eastburn, S., Ousey, K. and Rippon, M. (2015) ‘A review of blisters caused by wound dressing components: can they impede post-operative rehabilitation and discharge?’ International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing . ISSN 1878-1241
Holt, J., Coates, C., Cotterill, D., Eastburn, S., Laxton, J., Mistry, H. and Young, C. (2010) ‘Identifying common competences in health and social care: An example of multi-institutional and inter-professional working’ Nurse Education Today , 30 (3), pp. 264-270. ISSN 0260-6917
Eastburn, S (2009) ‘Formative activity and its effect on student learning’. In: Education in a changing environment, 15th-16th September 2009, Salford, UK
Eastburn, S (2009) ‘Do students really learn from formative assessment and formative feedback?’. In: Education in a changing environment, 15th-16th September 2009, Salford, UK
Eastburn, S (2009) ‘Self-Assessment Dialogue: added value? The Student Perspective’ Prime , 3 (2), pp. 49-58.
Eastburn, S (2009) ‘"To learn or not to learn" from formative assessment and formative feedback? What the literature says’. In: School of Education and Professional Development Postrgraduate Research Conference, 24th March 2009, University of Huddersfield, UK
Eastburn, S (2009) ‘Self assessment dialoge: added value?’ Prime , 3 (2), pp. 49-57.
Eastburn, S (2008) ‘Self assessment dialogue: added value?’. In: Paris International Conference on Education Economy and Society, 16th-19th July 2008, Paris, France
Eastburn, S (2008) ‘Self assessment dialoge: added value?’. In: Hawaii International Conference on Education, 5th-8th January 2008, Hawaii, USA
Eastburn, S (2007) ‘Self assessment dialogue: added value?’. In: European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education Conference, 4-6 October 2007, Prague, Czeck Republic
Eastburn, S (2007) ‘Self assessment dialogue: added value?’. In: Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, 3-5 July 2007, Harrogate, UK
Eastburn, S (2006) ‘Using mobile phones for critical incident assessment in health placement settings’. In: Third biennial joint Northumbria/Earli SIG assessment conference, 30th August-1st September 2006, Northumbria, UK
Eastburn, S (2003) ‘Smoking cessation: the role of the respiratory physiotherapist’. In: Learning Teaching and Assessment Conference, 16th December 2003, Leeds, UK
Sara is a partner with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Council member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
Sara is interested in adult pedagogy, including the philosophy and processes around feedback and assessment. She has a particular interest in exploring the value and impact of feedback on student learning. Sara has a qualitative-dominant research interest, particularly that of phenomenological methodology.
Sara is Head of the Division of Health and Rehabilitation. Within the School of Human and Health Sciences, Sara chairs the DBS Panel and is a member of the Strategic Health Education Partnership (SHEP) and the International Committee.
Sara has professional subject expertise in adult cardiovascular and respiratory (CVR) physiotherapy, including intensive care, surgery and medicine, cardiac rehabilitation and lower limb amputees. Sara currently teaches on the undergraduate CVR module within the physiotherapy provision, is module leader for a final year module that realtes to vulnerable groups of people, and supports and supervises students within the research themed modules at undergraduate level and Masters level.