Sarah Potthoff
Institute for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum

Sarah works as a postdoc on the SALUS project. She is primarily responsible for designing and carrying out the qualitative subproject on the use of treatment pressures in psychiatry. Within the SALUS project, she offers consultation for the design and analysis of qualitative studies.

Sarah received a PhD in sociology from the University of Bielefeld. She was an associate at the New Delhi Institute of Social Sciences and spent several months in India and the Philippines for field research. Before joining the SALUS research group, she was as lecturer and as researcher at the social sciences department of the Ruhr University Bochum. Alongside her master’s studies in sociology and literature, she worked as a student assistant in a residential home for persons with mental disorders and epilepsy.

Her research interests include qualitative methodology, research ethics, socio and legal studies, psychiatric advance directives, and coercion in psychiatry.