Sarah is currently Professor of Social Work at Flinders University. Prior to academia Sarah practiced in the field of domestic violence. She has taught in social work for over a decade. She has published on violence against women and social work practice. Her particular research projects explore the impact of domestic violence on women's citizenship, service provision in the field of domestic violence, young women’s experiences of violence and abuse, and engaging men to address domestic violence. In particular, Sarah has been researching rural women's experiences of domestic violence for over a decade in Australia and how domestic violence work shapes practitioners living and working in rural communities. More recently she has been researching collaboration across child protection and domestic violence sectors.
Sarah is Director of the Social Work Innovation Research Living Space (SWIRLS) at Flinders University.