Sarah Borthwick

Sarah Borthwick

Dr Sarah Borthwick

Lecturer

Biography

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 in February 2015, with graduation taking place in July 2015.

During her doctoral studies, Sarah engaged in part-time teaching in the Business School of Edinburgh Napier University and in September 2012, she became a full-time lecturer in accounting. Sarah’s teaching embraces financial reporting, international accounting and taxation. She is also a supervisor for both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations on a range of subjects. Sarah has also been involved in Edinburgh Napier University’s teaching programmes at both the City University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong.

In 2016, Sarah became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academic via a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Practice in Higher Education studied at Edinburgh Napier University. In 2019, Sarah was appointed an External Examiner at the University of Salford for their Audit Framework (level 6) and ICP Dissertation (level 7) module for finance related work, delivered both at home and the Imperial Institute of Higher Education in Sri Lanka, Robert Kennedy College in Switzerland, British University of Bahrain, Pentecost University College in Ghana and Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College in Sri Lanka.

Sarah took up the role of deputy head of subject group for Accounting from 2018 and stepped up to lead the group in the interim towards the end of 2019. Sarah was programme leader for the BA (Hons) accounting and finance programme with City University of Hong Kong for three years and is currently deputy programme leader for the BA (Hons) accounting & joint degrees in the UK. Sarah has been the Year I Tutor from 2013, having also looked after Year II during 2018/19. Sarah is involved in various aspects of student support / student experience, including being the PDT coordinator for accounting and financial services and the induction coordinator for accountancy, financial and law. In 2019, she also launched a peer mentoring system for undergraduate students on the accounting suite of programme. Sarah has also been involved with our AACSB accreditation process as the champion for accountancy, finance and law.

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Academic Calendar 2020/21 Champion for Accounting
  • Peer Mentoring Coordinator for the BA (Hons) Accounting and With Routes Programme
  • LEAPS Academic Advisory Group
  • AACSB Champion for Accountancy, Finance & Law
  • Induction Coordinator for Accountancy, Finance and Law

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External programme reviewer for the University of Northampton
  • External Examiner at the University of Salford

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Nominated for an Above & Beyond award in the Outstanding Student Experience category
  • Nominated for an Above & Beyond award in the Leadership Excellence category
  • Won 'Best Tutor in Accountancy, Finance & Law'
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Won the best paper presented by a young professional prize at the 2012 Scottish Transport Applications & Research Conference

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited Keynote Speech at the 8th International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Studies

 

Media Activity

  • Interviewed for STV news regarding the Edinburgh Trams

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewed a paper submitted for the Case Studies on Transport Policy journal
  • Reviewed a paper submitted for the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation

 

Date


11 results

Assessing the potential impacts of Thai taxation policies on students’ future car purchasing decisions.

Presentation / Conference
Carreno, M., Yaovasuwanchai, S., & Borthwick, S. (2015, April)
Assessing the potential impacts of Thai taxation policies on students’ future car purchasing decisions. Paper presented at 7th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management, Tucson, Arizona, USA

The potential for 'green' fiscal policy measures to influence individuals' vehicle purchasing decisions in Scotland.

Thesis
Borthwick, S. The potential for 'green' fiscal policy measures to influence individuals' vehicle purchasing decisions in Scotland. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/8820
Climate change is recognised worldwide as a major concern, with serious repercussions. Observed temperature rises are increasingly being linked to human activity. Evidence ind...

Could green taxation measures help incentivise future Chinese car drivers to purchase low emission vehicles?

Journal Article
Carreno, M., Ge, Y. & Borthwick, S. (2013)
Could green taxation measures help incentivise future Chinese car drivers to purchase low emission vehicles?. Transport. 29. doi:10.3846/16484142.2014.913261. ISSN 1648-4142
The paper begins with a brief review of evidence related to the different types of ‘green’ taxation measures that have been introduced by governments worldwide as a means to l...

Could green taxation measures help incentivise future Chinese car drivers to purchase low emission vehicles?

Presentation / Conference
Carreno, M., Ge, Y., & Borthwick, S. (2013, January)
Could green taxation measures help incentivise future Chinese car drivers to purchase low emission vehicles?. Paper presented at 6th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management

Persuading Scottish drivers to buy low emission cars?: the potential role of green taxation measures.

Presentation / Conference
Borthwick, S., & Carreno, M. (2012, January)
Persuading Scottish drivers to buy low emission cars?: the potential role of green taxation measures. Paper presented at 8th Annual Scottish Transport Applications & Research Conference, Glasgow

Persuading people to purchase low-emission cars: The potential role of green policy measures.

Presentation / Conference
Borthwick, S., & Carreno, M. (2012, January)
Persuading people to purchase low-emission cars: The potential role of green policy measures. Paper presented at International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Studies, Changsha, China
This paper begins by providing a brief review of the different types of ‘green’ policy taxation measures introduced by various governments to incentivise the purchase of lower...

Exploring the potential for ‘Green’ taxation measures to Influence Individuals' car purchasing decisions.

Presentation / Conference
Borthwick, S., & Carreno, M. (2011, October)
Exploring the potential for ‘Green’ taxation measures to Influence Individuals' car purchasing decisions. Paper presented at European Transport Conference 2011, Glasgow, Scotland

The potential for ‘Green’ fiscal measures to lessen the environmental impact of private car use in Scotland.

Presentation / Conference
Borthwick, S. (2010, May)
The potential for ‘Green’ fiscal measures to lessen the environmental impact of private car use in Scotland. Paper presented at FECCI Postgraduate Research Conference, Edinburgh
The system of vehicle taxation has been identified as a crucial element in the transport policy agenda, particularly in facilitating the transition towards lower emission vehi...

The potential for ‘Green’ fiscal measures to lessen the environmental Impact of car usage in Scotland.

Presentation / Conference
Borthwick, S. (2010, January)
The potential for ‘Green’ fiscal measures to lessen the environmental Impact of car usage in Scotland. Paper presented at 42nd Annual UTSG conference, Plymouth

‘Green’ fiscal measures for lessening the environmental impact of private vehicle ownership – a review.

Conference Proceeding
Borthwick, S. & Carreno, M. (2010)
‘Green’ fiscal measures for lessening the environmental impact of private vehicle ownership – a review. In Cygas, D. & Froehner, K. (Eds.). The 8th International Conference on Environmental Engineering (8th ICEE) – Selected Papers, 860-867. ISBN 978-9955-28-831-2
Given the increasing concerns surrounding climate change, the paper focuses upon the transport sector and the use of taxation policy to help curb rising amounts of carbon diox...

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