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Senior Lecturer in Education, Edith Cowan University

Sarah is a Senior Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at Edith Cowan University. She is a highly experienced secondary educator who has held extensive school based teaching and leadership positions in both the United Kingdom and Australia. Her PhD focused on identifying positive veteran teachers and examining the role of social support in sustaining their commitment to teaching.

Sarah has worked with government agencies and curriculum authorities advising on policy and curriculum development in a diverse range of fields, including social support, inclusion and funding models.

Sarah is also engaged with research examining the role of public value in relation to education. Most recently, Sarah has become a Scholar at the Centre for Public Value UWA Research Group which fosters interdisciplinary research, collaboration and engagement with the not for profit sector. She is a Tedx speaker and an Independent Visitor for the Department of Custodial Services.

Professional associations:

ACSSO - Australian Council of State School Organisations (2018-2022 Director)
Diverse Women in Leadership
Golden Key International Honour Society
TRBWA - Teachers Registration Board of Western Australia
Centre for Public Value University of Western Australia Research Group – Scholar

Research areas and interests:

Not-for-profit and education
Social support and well-being
Student well-being
Teacher well-being
Long term and later career teachers
Diversity and inclusion in education
Educational policy design and implementation

Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2020.
Graduate Diploma in Education, The University of Western Australia, 1997.
Bachelor of Arts, The University of Western Australia, 1996.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Education, Edith Cowan University