Recent research projects are focused upon employability and sustainability, how these themes/concepts are understood by higher education stakeholders, and how they can be integrated into the curriculum. Small-scale projects have explored staff and student views of employability across academic disciplines and campuses of the University of Nottingham, and student leaders' engagement with sustainability. Sarah's current work is taking forward a JISC-funded project (PARiS - Promoting Academic Resources in Society) which has produced a range of e-books on Sustainability and Business, Geography, Engineering and Arts and Humanities. Sarah is currently leading an initiative to further develop these resources as structured learning opportunities that facilitate engagement across disciplines and across spaces. Sarah is interested in supervising students working on employability and graduate attributes in higher education, or upon education for sustainable development.
Previous research has focused upon adult education within the higher education sector and has explored the development of academic disciplines within adult education, and the impact of policy change upon adult education provision.