Sarah Borthwick Saddler
sarah borthwick saddler

Dr Sarah Borthwick Saddler

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 late 2014, with the award given in 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 experience embraces financial reporting and taxation. She 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. Sarah is also a supervisor for both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations on a range of subjects, also including doctoral candidates.

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. After deputising for the BA (Hons) accounting & joint degrees programme leader in the UK for several years, Sarah became programme leader from 2022/23. Sarah has been the Year I Tutor from 2013, having also looked after Year II during 2018/19. In 2019, she also launched a peer mentoring system for undergraduate students on the accounting suite of programme.

Sarah became the Business School Academic Lead (SAL) for Student Success in 2023, building upon her previous involvement in areas of student support / experience including being an induction and PDT coordinator for accounting and finance. She is also the joint SAL for the PDT role / student support. Sarah has been involved in the Employability Skills Programme (ESP) since its conception in 2020, stepping up to lead the endeavour / My Development going forward from 2023. Sarah became an academic integrity officer (AIO) for the Business School in 2022.

In 2016, Sarah became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy via a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Practice in Higher Education studied at Edinburgh Napier University. In 2021, Sarah became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Sarah was appointed an External Examiner at the University of Salford from 2019-2023 for their Audit Framework (level 6) and ICP Dissertation (level 7) module for finance related work. In 2021, Sarah was appointed an External Examiner for all Qatar level 1 courses on Business Management at AFG College with the University of Aberdeen. Sarah also undertakes work for ICAS, marking the Business Taxation and Financial Reporting module exams at TPS (test of professional skills) level.

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • TBS joint School Academic Lead (SAL) for the Personal Development Tutor (PDT) role
  • Head of My Development (ESP) for The Business School
  • ESP lead for Accounting and Finance
  • Academic Advisory Group member for LEAPS
  • Peer Mentoring Lead for the BA (Hons) Accounting and With Routes Programme
  • Induction Lead for Accounting, Finance and Law

 

External Examining/Validations

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

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Nominated and shortlisted for an Above & Beyond award in the Partnership Award category
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Won 'Best Tutor in Accountancy, Finance & Law'
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Learning Teaching and Assessing: SEDA Recognised Teacher
  • 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


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Financial Impact of AI on HEIs Through Breaches of Academic Integrity: A Call for Action

Digital Artefact
Khaleel, F., Harte, P., & Borthwick Saddler, S. (2024)
Financial Impact of AI on HEIs Through Breaches of Academic Integrity: A Call for Action. [Blog post]

How Do Partnerships Between Academia, Communities and Organisations Foster “Real World” Learning?

Conference Proceeding
Harte, P., Hosanoo, Z., Borthwick Saddler, S., Hill, E., & Fonseca, A. P. (2024)
How Do Partnerships Between Academia, Communities and Organisations Foster “Real World” Learning?. In Applying Education in a Complex World: Teaching and Learning (167-178
Education takes place within dynamic and multifaceted complex systems. Recognising the volatile-uncertain-complex-ambiguous (VUCA) environment, the digital transformation of t...

The implementation of the Employability Skills Programme in a global pandemic: delights and pitfalls

Presentation / Conference
Borthwick Saddler, S., Rezai, K., Paula Fonseca, A., Fannin, N., & Richardson, S. (2021, July)
The implementation of the Employability Skills Programme in a global pandemic: delights and pitfalls. Poster presented at Advance HE's Teaching and Learning Conference 2021 'Teaching in the Spotlight: What is the Future for HE Curricula?', Online
This poster will visualise the creation, launch and delivery of the new online Employability Skills Programme (ESP) during a pandemic for more than 2,000 students. The aims of...

Developing ethically conscious work-ready graduates: the story of the ESP

Presentation / Conference
Borthwick Saddler, S., Fannin, N., Fonseca, A. P., Rezai, K., & Richardson, S. (2021, June)
Developing ethically conscious work-ready graduates: the story of the ESP. Poster presented at Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Conference 2021, Online
The poster showcases the development and delivery of the online Employability Skills Programme (ESP), designed for all on-campus Business School undergraduate students. ESP pr...

Peer mentoring for students and alumni from the BA (Hons) Accounting suite of programmes

Presentation / Conference
Borthwick, S. (2021, June)
Peer mentoring for students and alumni from the BA (Hons) Accounting suite of programmes. Poster presented at Learning and Teaching Exhibition, Online
This submission recounts the implementation, successes and challenges of a peer mentoring scheme for students and alumni on the undergraduate suite of programmes. The scheme o...

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 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...

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