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Sarah is a lecturer in English Education and is subject director for the secondary English PGCE.

Sarah completed her PhD at King's in 2020, having gained an Economic and Social Research Council studentship through the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership. She joined King’s as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in October 2020, again funded by the ESRC.

Sarah's primary research interests are in teacher education and her doctorate focused on the experience of learning to teach in different postgraduate routes in England. Her current research is concerned with teacher identity and learning. She has the benefit of 25 years of experience in the teaching profession, where she has worked as an English teacher, senior leader, teacher educator and mentor.

Research interests

  • Teacher education and Continuing Professional Development.
  • Teacher identity.
  • Initial teacher education.
  • Teacher recruitment/retention.


  • PGCE English.
  • PGCE Professional Studies.
  • MA Education Management.

PhD supervision

Sarah would welcome supervision applications in any of the research interests listed above.

For more information see Sarah's PURE profile.