Sarah is Head of data and digital capability at Jisc. Sarah manages the teams supporting the Digital experience insights service (digitalinsights.jisc.ac.uk) which is researching staff and students’ expectations and experiences of the digital environment and the team who are developing the Building digital capability service (digitalcapability.jisc.ac.uk) to support the development of staff and student digital capabilities.
Sarah has established the Change agents’ network (https://can.jiscinvolve.org), a national network to support staff-student partnership working on technology enhanced curriculum projects. In recognition of Sarah’s work and influence on research into students’ experiences of technology, she held the vice-chair position of ELESIG (http://elesig.ning.com/) from 2017-2018. ELESIG is a community of researchers and practitioners from higher, further and skills sector education who are involved in investigations of learners' experiences and uses of technology in learning.
Sarah established and runs the Jisc Student Experience Experts Group, an active community of practice, which provides valuable consultation and dissemination opportunities for Jisc.
Sarah has worked for Jisc for 16 years and during her time at Jisc has led large transformation projects on curriculum design, digital literacies and learners’ experiences of technology. Prior to Jisc Sarah worked for Becta developing staff development programmes for college staff and Gloucestershire College as Information learning technology co-ordinator.
Sarah has a Master of Science degree in Chemistry and is a Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technology (CMALT).