Sarah O'Connor

Information Officer, GSDRC

International Development Department

Contact details

International Development Department
School of Government and Society
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham,
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

About

Sarah is an e-communications and knowledge management specialist with four years’ experience of managing web resource hubs, and eight years’ experience in writing, editing and publishing roles. Sarah manages GSDRC’s information team, which provides services such as an online library of research summaries, a professional development directory, and a monthly e-digest of new resources on GSDRC topics. 

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons.) English Language & Literature, University of Oxford

Biography

Sarah is an e-communications and knowledge management specialist with four years’ experience of managing web resource hubs, and eight years’ experience in writing, editing and publishing roles. Sarah manages GSDRC’s information team, which provides services such as an online library of research summaries, a professional development directory, and a monthly e-digest of new resources on GSDRC topics.

Previously, Sarah worked as a Communications Adviser for publishing company Learning Media, managing its intranet and launching an e-newsletter. Her other roles have included Web Manager and Editor at Viva, an international networking NGO. Sarah oversaw the relaunch of Viva’s website and created microsites – for the networking of relief work following the Asian tsunami, for example. She also edited an international capacity-building publication for development workers.

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