Sarah is currently an Associate Head within the School of Health and is undertaking an Education Doctorate at Nottingham University School of Education. She is a member of the College of Occupational Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council.
Sarah is a Qualified Occupational Therapist (1987) and has been involved with Occupational Therapy undergraduate and postgraduate education since 2001. Previous to this she was a professional Service Manager and Operational Manager for adult mental health services in a local NHS mental health and community Trust. She gained an Executive MBA from Warwick Business School in 2002. In her current role Sarah has been responsible for development work around international collaborations and applied research across the undergraduate and postgraduate provision. She has developed a number of successful collaborations with overseas partners for both curriculum development and international recruitment. Of particular note, she is co-leading an OIL project, funded by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), with partners in Belgium, Singapore and South Africa. The project is entitled ‘OT in an uncertain world’ and aims to prepare Occupational Therapy students for mental health practice in a global context. She has also led a successful KTP with Care UK one of the largest private health care providers in the UK which created ‘ASPIRE’ a learning package for severe and enduring mental health service users to ‘Celebrate Personal Success and Individual Talent’. Sarah has presented her collaborative work and research at a range of national and international conferences.