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Sarah Galvani

Organisation: Manchester Metropolitan University
Pronouns: She/Her

Sarah Galvani’s Topic

This presentation will focus on palliative and end-of-life care for people using substances (alcohol and other drugs). It draws on 6 years of research exploring the existing evidence as well as the experience of family members and carers, and people with lived experience of serious ill health and substance use. It is an emotive presentation and delegates should make sure they have support, particularly where people are experiencing/have experienced recent bereavement.

Sarah Galvani is Professor of Substance Use and Social Research in the Department of Sociology at Manchester Met and has an international reputation for her research and practice development work.

Sarah has a professional background in social work with people who experience mental ill health, domestic abuse, homelessness, and substance use in both the UK and USA. In recent years, her research has focussed on groups of people using substances who are further marginalised within health and social care services, including work with ethnic communities and older people. She is currently leading UK research on palliative and end of life care for people using substances.

She also works for Breast Cancer Now, the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, Silverstone racetrack, and has an independent consultancy business. She has a patient partner, two dog-daughters, a motorbike and a genetic attachment to Liverpool FC – none of which she spends enough time with.

Sarah Galvani

Sarah Galvani’s Topic

This presentation will focus on palliative and end-of-life care for people using substances (alcohol and other drugs). It draws on 6 years of research exploring the existing evidence as well as the experience of family members and carers, and people with lived experience of serious ill health and substance use. It is an emotive presentation and delegates should make sure they have support, particularly where people are experiencing/have experienced recent bereavement.