Academic Background

Natural History // Geography // Environmental Science

 

Sarah's first degree was a Joint Honours Degree in French and Geography, which involved living near the Pyrenees in the South of France for a year.

 

She specialised in 'Global Geomorphology' - the processes that have shaped our planet - including Plate Tectonics, Glaciology, Hydrology and Geology.

She also studied Applied Climatology, Tropical Rainforests and Coral Reefs.

After working for an Environmental Consultancy, carrying out risk assessments of petrol stations throughout the UK (complete with hard hat and boots!), she was awarded a scholarship to do a Master's degree in Environmental Science.

 

She studied Environmental Impact Assessment, Biological and Chemical Aspects of Environmental Pollution, Contaminated Land Recovery, Bio-Informatics for Conserving Biodiversity and Environmental Management and Ecological Restoration, which was taught at the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Hampshire.

 

Her dissertation for her MSc focused on the ability of urban trees to improve air quality in urban areas by capturing particulate air pollution.

London
London

Sarah with an urban horse chestnut tree

Australia
Australia

Sarah with buttress roots in tropical rainforest

Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean

Snorkelling with corals

New Zealand
New Zealand

In the Franz Josef Glacier

Lake District, UK
Lake District, UK

Climbing Scafell Pike

Kimmeridge Bay, UK
Kimmeridge Bay, UK

Holding ammonite