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Sarah Bauermeister

PhD MSc BSc Hons BA Hons CPsychol

Senior Researcher and Data Manager

  • Psychometric Analyst for the European Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease (EPAD) study.
  • Senior Researcher and Data Manager for Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) & Real World Outcomes across the AD spectrum for better care (ROADMAP)

Analysis and Management of Large-Cohort Real-World Data for Dementia-Focused Research

Multi-Disciplinary Research & Data Management

I am a senior researcher working across multiple projects as a psychometric analyst for the European Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease (EPAD) study and a multi-disciplinary analyst for Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) in the research group of Professor John Gallacher, director of DPUK. I am also data manager and scientific reviewer for DPUK, a data repository platform for over 2 million participants across 45+ population and disease-specific cohorts (

Using large cohort data, I conduct Item Response Theory (IRT) analyses on mental health, lifestyle and healthcare scale data to investigate item and participant-level information. I utilise Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) to explore comorbidities such as cognition and mental health, child adversity and adult biomedical outcomes and dementia.

Previously as reseach fellow at the University of Leeds I was project lead in the NHS investigating cognitive variabilty as a predictor of falls in older adults, I maintain an interest in this area with aim to further understanding, cognitive, physical and diurnal variability, and ageing.