Following a PhD in medicinal chemistry, Sarah undertook postdoctoral research at Cardiff University, the University of Reading and Wake Forest University, USA. She has also worked as a medical writer for an international medical communications agency. Prior to joining the University of Birmingham in 2010, Sarah worked as a Research Facilitator at the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education for more than three years. In this role she provided strategic input into the development of research within the Department, and comprehensive support for research, public engagement and knowledge transfer funding applications. Sarah also supported the CPD division on new business initiatives and curriculum development projects.