BEng PhD CEng CEnv FIMMM FHEA FWES
Sarah began her engineering career with a degree in Materials Engineering from Sheffield University which was followed by PhD research at the University of Nottingham into shape memory alloys, and then industrially collaborative post-doctoral research into powder processing of alloys.
Sarah joined Durham University as a lecturer where she worked with other engineers on interdisciplinary research projects in bioengineering, tribology, materials and manufacturing along with teaching undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses in applied mechanics, design, materials and bioengineering. Beyond research, Sarah contributed to the Energy Coast campus project to develop higher education engineering programmes in west Cumbria, and has also served as a trustee in the schools’ and charity sectors.
Sarah now works at Lancaster University where she is deputy head of the engineering department and is an active member of the structures, materials and manufacturing research group. She has responsibility for departmental learning & teaching strategy and leads the department’s Athena SWAN group as it works to improve diversity in engineering.
As a Fellow of the IOM3, a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Environmentalist and a member of the IOM3 accreditation and professional review panel, Sarah is an active professional engineer. She is an enthusiastic advocate of engineering and is regularly invited to talk to student groups on the subject.
Sarah is married with a teenage daughter and lives in Cumbria where she enjoys all things outdoors.