Sarah is Professor in Higher Education Policy, based in the College of Learning and Teaching (CoLT), at University of Wolverhampton, and a Principal Fellow of the HEA. Previously Sarah was a Senior Lecturer at Aston University, where she is now an honorary professor. Sarah led a Masters in Education and also taught Sociology at Aston University for a number of years. Prior to this, Sarah taught in the Business School at University of Worcester. Sarah takes a critical pedagogical approach and was a co-recipient in 2013 for a British Sociological Association (BSA) teaching award and achieved a SEDA Institutional Change Leader Award in 2015 for student partnership. Sarah has taught internationally in Italy, Vietnam, India, Singapore and Muscat.
Sarah’s research into Higher Education policy intersects across Sociology, Technology and Education. She has edited several special issues, published articles, books and chapters through European Political Science, Open Review of Educational Research, Brill, Libri, Springer, Routledge and Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI). Sarah has also published several Wonkhe articles and was commissioned by UK Parliament (2017-2018) to encourage stronger student and teacher engagement with Parliamentary resources. She was commissioned by the UK Quality Assurance Agency (2015) to write on MOOCs and Quality. Sarah has led several Jisc and HEFCE-funded projects.