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Sarah Kate Hattam

Senior Lecturer at Education Futures University of South Australia, University of South Australia

Dr Sarah Hattam has worked in enabling education for 11 years, as Lecturer and Program Director at the University of South Australia. Sarah has published her research on widening participation initiatives in Higher Education in Q1 journals and has extensive experience in policy analysis. Sarah has expertise in the areas of widening participation policy, enabling curriculum, retention and engagement strategies, alternative education pathways and secondary school retention. She facilitates a women’s education program for women who have been recently homeless or experienced domestic violence, with her work being formally recognised by the South Australian Governor-General Frances Adamson in 2022 with the Catherine McCauley Award. In 2021, Sarah participated in a National Benchmarking Project assessing the learning outcomes of nine enabling programs. She is nationally recognised for her leadership in professional development of enabling and inclusive pedagogies with an Australian Award for University Teaching, 2019 and The Educators Higher Education Edition Innovation Award, 2020. Her work is internationally recognised with a Senior Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy in 2020. Sarah is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia.


  • –present
    Program Director of Diploma Programs at UniSA College, University of South Australia


  • 2014 
    University of South Australia , Doctor of Philosophy