Department: Research Support Office
Sarah joined the RVC as Programme Manager, The Bloomsbury SET in 2020. She provides project management for a portfolio of funded projects and activities for the £5-million, research commercialisation programme, The Bloomsbury SET (Science, Economics, Technology): Connecting Capability to Combat the Threat from Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Resistance. This programme brings together academic and professional service teams from four specialist colleges of the University of London; the London School of Economics, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, SOAS and the RVC together with the London International Development Centre to accelerate the delivery of innovative scientific and technical solutions to help safeguard human health.
Sarah has a background in developing and delivering participatory and co-design processes to support complex, interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and research leading to inclusive social and business innovation. Sarah is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Sarah has several years experience in knowledge exchange (KE), interdisciplinary research and design for social innovation within the higher education and international development sectors in the UK and the Global South. She gained significant experience supporting, brokering and developing partnerships for interdisciplinary KE and research at Central Saint Martins (CSM), University of the Arts London (UAL), as well as working across the College on the development of the KE strategy. In previous research roles, Sarah addressed complex social issues including utilising co-design to help nurses reflect on the challenge of antimicrobial resistance and exploring public responses to the development of commercially viable medical and veterinary products through Plant Molecular Farming from plant biotechnology.
Sarah served as a member of the UAL Academic Board, the international Participatory Design Conference organising committee and the King's Cross Knowledge Quarter. She has been a peer reviewer for various academic conferences and journals, as well as contributing chapters to two books on international design. Sarah is an Associate Member of the Design Against Crime Research Centre, Central Saint Martins, UAL.