Institute of Cellular Medicine

Staff Profile

Dr Sarah Charman

Research Associate


I am part of the DIAGNOSE-HF research team, which aims to improve the diagnostics of heart failure by using a simple, non-invasive cardiac output response to stress (CORS) test. I attend heart failure diagnostic clinics at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne on a weekly basis to assess patients using the CORS test. Part of my role has involved interviewing consultant cardiologists, primary care physicians, nurses and practice managers about the acceptability of the CORS test in primary care.

Previous clinical studies that I have worked on:

Movement as Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes

Movement as Medicine for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Observational Prolonged Trial In myotonic dystrophy type 1 to Improve Quality of Life – Standards, a Target Identification Collaboration (OPTIMISTIC)

Area of expertise

Physical activity

Physical activity measurement

Heart failure


PhD Physical Activity and Health, University of Bedfordshire, UK

MSc Physical Activity and Well-Being, University of Bedfordshire, UK

BSc (Hons) Sports Studies, De Montfort University, UK

AFHEA, Newcastle University, UK


American Heart Association (AHA)

Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO)

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