Sarah was a 2018/19 fellow. She has a PhD in Chemistry and has spent her academic career in the UK and USA developing next-generation solar energy technologies. She has always been interested in the potential social impact of her scientific research, focusing her attention on tackling educational inequality on both the local and international level, as well as exploring opportunities to use low-cost solar technologies to improve energy access in the Global South.
Growing up on a small, rural island in Scotland and now living in South East London, Sarah has witnessed the importance of building strong, resilient communities in an ever-changing world. She believes that a human-centred, bottom-up approach is the most powerful way of enabling people to develop solutions to their own complex problems and create opportunities for positive social change.