Dr Sarah Golding

Research Fellow
PhD Health Psychology; MSc Health Psychology; BSc (Hons) Psychology

Academic and research departments

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.


Affiliations and memberships

Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council
Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society
Full Member of the British Psychological Society's Division of Health Psychology
Member of the Behavioural Science and Public Health Network
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the British Psychological Society's Community Psychology Section


Research interests

My teaching

My publications


Journal Articles

Golding, S. E., Ogden, J., & Higgins, H. M. (2019). Shared goals, different barriers: A qualitative study of UK veterinarians’ and farmers’ beliefs about antimicrobial resistance and stewardship. Frontiers in Veterinary Science6https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2019.00132

Shaw, K., Golding, S. E., Knight, J., Chadborn, T., Dempster, L., Finistrella, V., … Dempster, L. (2019). A unique approach to the development of infection prevention and control resources for front-line health care workers. Infection Prevention in Practice1(1), 100004. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infpip.2019.100004

Golding, S. E., Gatersleben, B., & Cropley, M. (2018). An experimental exploration of the effects of exposure to images of nature on rumination. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(2), 300. http://doi.org/10.3390/IJERPH15020300

Golding, S. E., Horsfield, C., Davies, A., Egan, B., Jones, M., Raleigh, M., … Cropley, M. (2017). Exploring the psychological health of emergency dispatch centre operatives: a systematic review and narrative synthesis. PeerJ, 5, e3735. http://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3735

Golding, S. E., & Cropley, M. (2017). Effects of community-based interventions on rates of organ donor registration: a systematic narrative review. Progress in Transplantation, 27(3), 295–308. http://doi.org/10.1177/1526924817715461

Higgins, H. M., Golding, S. E., Mouncey, J., Nanjiani, I., & Cook, A. J. C. (2017). Understanding veterinarians’ prescribing decisions on antibiotic dry cow therapy. Journal of Dairy Science, 100(4), 2909–2916. http://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11923


Systematic Review Registrations

Russell, S., Smith, D., Hart, K., Birtel, M., & Golding, S. E. (2018). A systematic review of the impact of moral norms and affect on breastfeeding [registration]. PROSPERO, CRD42018112720

Golding, S. E., Bunten, A., Chadborn, T., Alamoudi, S., Ellis, D., & Maynard, V. (2017). Drivers of food and drink purchasing behaviour in supermarkets: a systematic review and behavioural analysis [registration]. PROSPERO, CRD42017071065

Cockle, S., Golding, S. E., Marks, L., & Ogden, J. (2015). The impact of psychological coping on psychological outcomes (quality of life and wellbeing) in people with cancer: A systematic review [registration]. PROSPERO, CRD42015026607.

Cropley, M., Jones, M., Horsfield, C., Start, K., Egan, M., Raleigh, M., Quinn, T., Golding, S. E., Squires, A., Davies, A. (2014). Exploring the psychological health of emergency dispatch centre operatives: A systematic review [registration]. PROSPERO, CRD42014010806.

Cropley, M., & Golding, S. E. (2014). Effects of community-based interventions on rates of registration for posthumous solid organ donation: A systematic review [registration]. PROSPERO, CRD42014012975


Non-Academic Articles

Weber, C., Golding, S. E., Ratcliffe, E., Yarker, J., Lewis, R., & Munir, F. (2020). Homeworking during COVID-19 lockdown: Relationships between the physical and social environments at home, work-related burnout, and musculoskeletal pain. Health Psychology Update, 29(Special Issue), 55–56. Retrieved from https://shop.bps.org.uk/health-psychology-update-vol-29-special-issue-2020

Golding, S. E. (2020). “Celebrating Health Psychology” webinar: Event review and reflections. Health Psychology Update29(Special Issue), 19–20. Retrieved from https://shop.bps.org.uk/health-psychology-update-vol-29-special-issue-2020

Golding, S. E. (2020). Coronavirus and other pathogens: Reflecting on the relationship between health psychology and infectious disease. Health Psychology Update, 29(Autumn), 3–6. Retrieved from https://psyarxiv.com/f432m

Golding, S. E. (2017). Applying health psychology to a public health threat: encouraging the responsible use of antibiotics. Health Psychology in Public Health Network Newsletter.

Golding, S. E., Wylie, B., & Reaves, D. (2015). Event Review: “Psychology4Students & Psychology4Graduates 2014.” Health Psychology Update, 24(2), 60–61

Rhodes, E., Lambert, H., Rodham, K., & Golding, S. E. (2015). Tackling the antibiotics problem. The Psychologist, 28(12), 960. Retrieved from https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/championing-responsible-antibiotic-use

Golding, S. E. (2014). Conference review: “Psychological Perspectives on Health & Wellbeing.” Open University Psychological Society (OUPS) Newsletter.


Guest Blogs

Golding, S. E., Ollis, L., Cogdell-Brooke, L., & Lynden, J. (2019). Navigating the PhD Journey: Building career and personal development into your route. Surrey Researchers’ Blog. Available here

Golding, S. E. (2018). A change is as good as a rest! My experience of an RCUK internship. Surrey Researchers’ Blog. Available here 

Golding, S. E. (2017). No, I don’t do the psychology of cows: Reflections on applying health psychology to veterinary medicine. Division of Health Psychology. Available here


Policy Impact

In 2018, I contributed to two policy-facing documents about antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial usage:

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. (2018). Reducing UK antibiotic use in animals. Available here

Health and Social Care Committee's Inquiry on Antimicrobial Resistance. (11-09-2018). Written evidence to the inquiry from the Medical Research Foundation National PhD Training Programme in Antimicrobial Resistance. Available here