Sarah has over 15 years of experience in outreach and public engagement. She is the Director of Education for the Faulkes Telescope Project, a STEM-based project that aims to enthuse and engage school pupils using Astronomy as the hook. As part of this role she give talks, workshops and CPD to a range of audiences, from schools and teachers to public audiences.
Sarah has engaged in less traditional projects also, such as one which was aimed at bringing science to prisoners via the National Prison Radio. For this project she went into a prison, and was on a panel of experts, talking about space to a group of prisoners.
Sarah regularly presents talks and exhibits at various festivals such as the Cheltenham Science Festival, Swansea Science Festival and the Welsh language Eisteddfodau and Tafwyl festivals.
In her role as Inclusivity lead for the College of Science in Swansea, Sarah regularly give talks and workshops at public events in the local area, and runs a number of social media accounts, promoting outreach projects and inclusive STEM education in general. She gave a Science Café talk, run by the Oriel Science team at Swansea University, on the topic of ‘Death From the Skies’ which followed her successful talk of the same title to 600 school students as part of the University’s Christmas lectures.
Sarah currently has a public engagement grant from the Science Technology & Facilities Research council (STFC) which involves getting school pupils from Wales to search for dust from space.