Research Associate & Curriculum Developer at Ontario Tech University
An enthusiastic and published researcher, educator, and science communicator who is passionate about the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning within higher education. A Bachelor of Education graduate with over four years of teaching and curriculum development experience at the post-secondary level. The winner of the 2019 3-Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition for her ability to communicate complex scientific research in an engaging and compelling way to a broad audience of academics and industry professionals.
During Sarah's Doctoral studies, she published over 5 peer-reviewed research articles in the field of parasitology and pharmaceutical drug resistance. Since then, her Post-Doctoral research has shifted towards assessing pedagogical advances towards teaching the sciences within higher education institutes and investigating the role formal science communication has on preparing scientists for a life outside of academia. In total, Sarah has over 10 publication within only 6 years of her career.
Sarah is a highly sought after public speaker. As the winner of the 2019 3-Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, she eloquently showcases her ability to break down complex topics in exciting and engaging ways.
In the SciComm report, Sarah discusses current topics and emerging research in science communication, STEAM education, community science literacy, and pedagogical advancements within higher Ed science education.