Sarah Rand

Sarah Rand is a Specialist Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Physiotherapist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). She graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2003 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy.

Prior to this she had completed a BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences (specialising in physiology) from Trinity College, Dublin. She completed an MSc at University College London in Advanced Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy in 2010.

She has worked at GOSH since 2010 as the Cystic Fibrosis Outreach Physiotherapist and as a research physiotherapist. She has previously worked at the Children’s University Hospital in Dublin as a specialist respiratory physiotherapist and at the Royal Brompton Hospital as a paediatric respiratory research physiotherapist.

“Working with children with cystic fibrosis and their families is a varied and challenging job and I am constantly inspired by the children I work with.”

Sarah Rand


Sarah’s specific areas of interest are physiotherapy treatments for infants and toddlers with cystic fibrosis, exercise training and testing in cystic fibrosis and musculoskeletal disorders and continence issues in cystic fibrosis.

Sarah is also a qualified Pilates instructor.

Qualifications and training

  • BA (Hons) Natural Sciences

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

  • MSc Advanced Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy (Distinction)

Membership of professional bodies

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cystic Fibrosis

  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care

  • Health Professions Council

Research interests

  • exercise training and testing for children with cystic fibrosis

  • cystic fibrosis musculoskeletal and continence issues

  • physiotherapy interventions for infants and toddlers with cystic fibrosis

Current research projects include:

  • the development and validation of an exercise test for children with cystic fibrosis

  • an investigation into the effects of high frequency chest wall oscillation in children with cystic fibrosis

  • airway clearance device infection control measures


Outreach mobile telephone number: 0782 4821412