Following degrees in Archaeology and Biochemistry, Sarah obtained her PhD in molecular parasitology, focused on the interaction of malaria parasites with its host.
She teaches fundamental science to agriculture students at the University of Melbourne as well as teaching the capstone subject focused on major global challenges facing agriculture. This subject helps students integrate and apply their knowledge from previous subjects and builds a bridge to the wider world through project-based learning.
Agriculture is fundamentally important to feeding the population and reducing contributions to climate change. Through her teaching she hopes to educate young people about the important contributions scientists are making to the future of agriculture and food production, and to inspire them to raise the profile of the importance of agriculture at a local and global level.