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Biography In addition to being the Academic Lead for Education Studies and TESOL in the School of Education, Sarah is also the Programme Director for the Online Masters in Education, supervises a range of PhD and EdD students and is the PI on two externally funded international research projects. Sarah is also leading the team developing the Global Competence Framework for the University of Hull.

Nationally, Sarah is the outgoing Vice Chair at the professional Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education (now TPE), which liaises with the UK government and other national agencies on technology and policy in education.

Internationally, Sarah is the RDC Chair on Global Education at the Association of Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE). She is also the Founder and Trustee of the Education Futures Collaboration, a professional charity for educators at all levels across the international stage, who wish to work collaboratively to improve the quality of education worldwide through evidence-based research (see

She also has considerable experience and interest in working in rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa.

In 1997, Sarah was a member of the successful First All-Female Expedition to the Geographic North Pole via the Canadian Arctic and subsequently received the 1997 UK Woman of the Year Award.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG 4 - Quality Education
SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
SDG 17 - Partnership for the Goals
Research Interests Sarah’s main research interest is in the field of Global Education, including Global Citizenship, Global Competence, Education for Sustainable Development, Planetary Citizenship and the like. As a research-practitioner, she is interested in ‘shifting pedagogies’ which can be disaggregated into three areas of focus which are interlinked and have enabled her to win external funding for international research projects. Her research investigates the way emerging Global Education pedagogies are transforming teaching practices, student learning experiences and educational opportunities in different contexts, locally, nationally and internationally. Her own PhD investigated the notion of pedagogic shift and transformational change in international partnerships and collaborations.

Three Interlinked Research Interests:

• Global Education, Global Citizenship, Global Competence, Education for Sustainable Development
• Translational Research in Education
• Education and Community Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Scopus Author ID 55761717400