Sarah began her academic journey at Napier University in 2004 as an undergraduate student enrolled in the BA (Hons) Accounting programme. After graduation, she was awarded a fully-funded studentship with the Transport Research Institute of Edinburgh Napier University to undertake a PhD, entitled: The Potential for ‘Green’ Fiscal Policy Measures to Influence Individuals’ Vehicle Purchasing Decisions in Scotland. Sarah’s thesis was examined by Dr Tim Ryley and Prof Steve Stradling in September 2014. The doctoral award was approved by the University’s Research Degrees Assessment Board in February 2015, with graduation taking place July 2015.
During her doctoral studies, Sarah engaged in part-time teaching in the Business School of Edinburgh Napier University. In September 2012, Sarah became a full-time lecturer in Accounting. Sarah’s teaching embraces financial reporting, international accounting, public finance and taxation. She is also a supervisor for both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations on a range of subjects. Sarah is the Accounting Cluster Lead and Year I Personal Development Tutor for BA (Hons) Accounting and Joint Degrees. She is also involved in Edinburgh Napier University’s teaching programmes in Hong Kong, including programme leadership for the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance Programme with City University of Hong Kong.