Sarah Deeny

Assistant Director

Data analytics team


Sarah Deeny joined the Health Foundation in January 2015, and is Assistant Director of Data Analytics.

Sarah leads a team using novel analytics and linked data to gain insights into quality of care. The team examines different aspect of quality, including the organisation and delivery of health care, clinical effectiveness of care, and the impact of the patient’s wider social determinants and context on quality and outcomes. 

Prior to joining the Health Foundation, Sarah was a mathematical modeller at Public Health England from 2010 to 2016. There her work focused on using mathematical models and data linkage to generate insights to inform national policy on antimicrobial resistance and healthcare associated infections.

Sarah has an MSc. in Epidemiology and a PhD in mathematical modelling from Imperial College London. 


Featured content


Understanding the health care needs of people with multiple health conditions

As the number of people with multiple health conditions grows, meeting their needs will be one of the biggest challenges faci...


Reducing emergency admissions

This briefing explores the link between how well patients feel able to manage their long-term conditions such as asthma, diab...

Latest articles


Narrowing the gap between our data shadow and reality

Each day travelling into the office, I join the ranks of people taking the bus, tube, train, cycling or walking into central ...

Journal article

Association between continuity of care in general practice and hospital admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions: cross sectional study of routinely collected person level data

Objective: To assess whether continuity of care with a general practitioner is associated with hospital admissions for ambula...


Emergency hospital admissions in England

New research led by the Health Foundation looks at trends in emergency admissions over the past decade and reviews some of th...

Kjell-bubble-diagramArtboard 101

Work with us

We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.

View current vacancies
Artboard 101 copy 2

The Q Community

Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.

Find out more