Dr Sarah Golding
My research project
I have recently completed a PhD in Health Psychology, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. My doctoral research explored antimicrobial stewardship in UK livestock farming from a One Health perspective, using both qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate the concept of antimicrobial stewardship amongst farm veterinarians, farmers, and veterinary students.
Alongside my PhD, I have completed the Stage 2 training to become a registered health psychologist. As a trainee health psychologist I was involved in a range of projects exploring diverse topics including breastfeeding, stress and wellbeing in emergency call handlers, and organ donation interventions.
Affiliations and memberships
My research interests are focused on issues of public health, health inequalities, environment-health interactions, and sustainability (both in health systems and in wider human endeavours).
Throughout my doctoral programme I was a graduate teaching assistant for the School of Psychology, and demonstrated in lectures and workshops across different modules, and at different undergraduate levels.
I was also a guest lecturer on the MSc Health Psychology, lecturing on ‘tuberculosis’, 'infectious diseases', and ‘health inequalities’.
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 Science, 6. https://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 Practice, 1(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
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
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.
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