Sarah has been at UQ since 1998 when she joined the School of Pharmacy. Her teaching responsibilities have been varied and included teaching biotechnology and cancer drug discovery to Pharmacy students. Her research is in the area of cancer, specifically breast cancer and calcium signalling within the breast cancer cells. Her work has been funded by competitive research funding from the National Health and Medical Council, Australian Research Council and Cancer Council Queensland. A priority of Sarah’s was to train the next generation of research scientists and her dedication and innovation in this area was rewarded in 2007 when she was awarded a UQ Research Supervision Excellence Award. Sarah subsequently held the position of Deputy Dean of the UQ Graduate School (2009 – 2011) where she was able to influence policy and research training across the University. 

In 2012 Sarah took up the role of Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Health Sciences and then in 2014, with the restructure of the faculties, she became the Associate Dean (Academic) for the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences. She is now the Head of School in the School of Pharmacy.