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Deputy Director, Intellectual Forum at Jesus College in the University of Cambridge, and Researcher for the Department of Social and Political Sciences, Bocconi University, University of Cambridge

Sarah Steele is the Deputy Director of the Intellectual Forum at Jesus College in the University of Cambridge and a Researcher with the Department of Social and Political Sciences at Bocconi University. She is an experienced researcher and educator with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education sector, as a consultant, and in policy advice. She is a recognized expert in interventions to drive better health for all, providing research and actionable recommendations for policy optimization and governance decisions. She is globally-minded and has extensive experience in convening expertise to solve big problems, and to collaborate to find innovative solutions that deliver value to all of society.

An advisor and spokesperson to government and leadership, Sarah brings together stakeholders and researchers to produce varied outputs from academic pieces to long reports and short advisory opinions. Across her research and consulting career, Sarah has built multidisciplinary teams that support emergent research needs and facilitate discussions, while acting herself as an expert advisor and speaker who has presented around the world, driving forward social justice in society and a violence-free world.


  • 2017–present
    Deputy Director, Intellectual Forum, Jesus College, Cambridge
  • 2023–2024
    Researcher , Bocconi University
  • 2020–2023
    Senior research associate , Cambridge Institute of Public Health
  • 2020–2022
    Associate research fellow , Cambridge Centre for Applied Research into Human Trafficking
  • 2017–2021
    Senior research associate , Jesus College, University of Cambridge
  • 2019–2020
    Senior research associate , Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge
  • 2014–2016
    Non-Clinical Lecturer , Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • 2010–2014
    Fellow, Lecturer and Director of Studies, University of Cambridge


  • 2016 
    Queen Mary, University of London, PGCAP
  • 2013 
    University of Cambridge, PhD (by incorporation)
  • 2011 
    University of Oxford, DPhil
  • 2006 
    Flinders University, MA
  • 2005 
    Flinders University, LLB (Hons)
  • 2005 
    Flinders University, BA