Episode 9- Sarah Farmer

A conversation with Sarah Farmer, a General Dental Practitioner and National Institute of Health & Care Research Academic Clinical Fellow. Sarah is the first primary care dental practitioner to be awarded one of these fellowships through Newcastle University & NIHR. The title of her research is: ‘Why aren’t we doing better? Are dentists and dental students prepared to support patients with lived experience of Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse’. During the podcast Sarah talks about her own experience of treating patients with dental trauma who she suspects have been victims of intimate partner violence, and how the incidence of this increased during the pandemic. She describes her research and findings to date; as well as what it is like to win gold medals for powerlifting!