Sarah is a lecturer at UTAS with over 25 years of experience in policy research and teaching in Australia and the United States. She has an interdisciplinary background, combining marine conservation, policy, and the sociology of education. She aims to understand how policy translates into practice, participatory governance processes and community dynamics. Her recent research interests are focused on access and pathways to higher education in rural, regional and remote areas and the internationalisation of higher education. She uses qualitative methods with an interpretive approach, including comparative case studies, thematic analysis, community based participatory action research and policy analysis. Sarah has a PhD in Education from the University of Tasmania, an MA degree in International Environmental Policy Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a BA degree in Spanish from Middlebury College.