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Sarah is an associate lecturer at Charles Darwin University and member of the Heat and Health Research Incubator group at The University of Sydney (HHRI). As a CDU exercise and sport science alumna, Sarah has intimate experience of the coursework at CDU and understands the various needs of the CDU student cohort. During her undergraduate degree Sarah became an accredited ASCA level 1 and Olympic weightlifting coach, spending most of her time in the gym with her various sporting teams (BMX, cycling, swimming, rugby, basketball, and AFL) working on their physical performance.

Sarah completed her PhD at the University of Sydney in heat stress, menopause, and workplace women’s health, yet her research to date has focused on occupational heat stress, thermal comfort, and women’s health with a mixed-mode approach to research methodology. Sarah has also been part of the team implementing the Australian Open heat stress scales, physiological monitoring of athletes, and NHMRC projects which aimed to identify cooling methods for older adults in heatwaves to influence public health guidelines. Sarah also enjoys graphic illustration, providing scientific illustration services for researchers, most recently her work has been published within The Lancet and The Lancet: Planetary Health.  

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Scientific Illustrator, The University of Sydney

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