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Sarah Tottle

Research student

Sarah Tottle

Furness Building Lancaster University Bailrigg Lancaster LA1 4YG


United Kingdom


I have long held an interest in research and consulting, having previously worked in consulting following a clinical career in psychological services at the NHS and the not-for-profit sector.

My research career and the training at Lancaster have allowed me to help formulate courses and workshops that I have had the privilege of teaching and facilitating, and also develop a career as a writer, publishing thought leadership articles internationally. 

Thesis Title

Returning to Work Post Burnout: A Narrative Approach

Thesis Outline

I am conducting qualitative research into the return to work phase post burnout for a PhD in Organisational Health and Wellbeing. The aim of the research is to look at the narratives and stories people tell about their experiences of returning to work after burning out, with emphasis on giving participants a voice to share their stories, and look for any themes that may arise between the participant group.