Sarah is the course leader for the BSc Applied Human Nutrition programme. She is a Registered Nutritionist (RNutr) with the Association of Nutrition and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Sarah completed her PhD in 2013 at Oxford Brookes University in reproductive physiology, nutrition and exercise. She obtained a distinction in her Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education at St Mary’s University, Twickenham (2016) and has a BSc (Hons) in Human Biology from Oxford Brookes University (2008). She is also an ISAK Level 3 (Instructor) accredited anthropometrist.
Her specialist research interests are in Women's Health, Weight Management, Appetite & Body Composition. She has extensive experience in conducting nutrition research in both academic and industry led professional environments and has published a number of peer-reviewed scientific publications.
Sarah has previously worked as a research associate at the UK's largest commercial weight management organisation, Slimming World.
Sarah joined Solent as the course lead of the BSc Applied Human Nutrition programme in February 2020.
She was previously the course lead of the MSc Applied Human Nutrition programme at Oxford Brookes University. During her time at Brookes, Sarah was promoted to senior lecturer, having joined the team as a lecturer in Nutrition in 2017.
Sarah started her professional teaching career as a lecturer at St Mary’s University, Twickenham London in 2015. Here she obtained a Distinction in her PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and gained Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
Sarah has extensive experience in conducting nutrition research in both academic and industry led professional environments. Her specialist research interests are in women's health, weight management, appetite, and body composition.
Sarah was nominated for the Most Inspirational Lecturer Student Union Award in 2018.
Sarah also won three awards as a postgraduate researcher: