Sarah is a member of a network of over 900 speakers who are leading figures in many different fields from the arts to science, business, politics, sport and the media, created by the charity ‘Speakers for Schools’. The charity provides state schools and colleges with free talks from inspirational speakers to help young people broaden their horizons and aim high. Sarah has given several talks on topics such as careers in psychology, resilience, mental health and women in science.

Sarah also gives talks and runs workshops in independent schools on topics such as interview skills, study skills & exam technique, careers in psychology, applying to university/how to write a personal statement,  mental health, managing stress and anxiety. She also runs workshops for teachers on topics such as how to adapt teaching methods in order to facilitate learning in children with specific learning difficulties; and she also gives talks to parents on a range of topics.

Sarah is also a school governor at a local school and is evaluating and developing methods for measuring student achievement.

Fixed vs growth mindsets & academic achievement – (Pupils & Parents) Belmont School, July 2020

How to support children with weak working memory – (Staff Training), Belmont School, April 2020

How to write a Personal Statement – Epsom College, March 2020

Managing Stress and Anxiety – Ashcombe School, January 2020

Careers in Psychology and how to write a Personal Statement – Ashcombe School, December 2019

Managing Stress and Anxiety – Hurstpierpoint College, September 2019

Careers in Psychology presented at yearly ‘World of Work’ evenings at Epsom College (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020).

Dream it…Believe it…Achieve it! – Greenshaw School, November 2018

Dream it…Believe it…Achieve it! – Beacon School, November 2018

How to support children with weak working memory - Staff Training at Belmont School, January 2018

Identifying and Managing Mental Health Issues in Teenagers, Epsom College (May 2017).

Interview training - Epsom College November 2017

A career in Psychology, what is it like? Blenheim High School (October 2016)

A career in Psychology, what is it like? Woking College (March 2016).

Resilience (in children and teenagers): What is it? Why is it important?  How can we promote it? Moon Hall School for Dyslexic Children. (March 2016).

Raising the Bar with the Cognitive Uplift Programme. A training programme for children, parents and teachers to help every child reach their full potential. Moon Hall College for Dyslexic Children, Headmaster (November 2016), Board of Governors (December 2016) Headmistresses (March 2017).

Raising the Bar with the Cognitive Uplift Programme. A training programme for children, parents and teachers to help every child reach their full potential. Private commission / presentation to parents (October 2016).

A career in Psychology, what is it like? And what is it like to be a woman in science? Coombe Academy Trust Girls School (September 2015)

Dream it…Believe it…Achieve it! Limpsfield School (July 2014).

Dream it…Believe it…Achieve it! Guildford College (March 2014).

CONFERENCE SPEAKER (specialist talks)

Sarah gives talks at international conferences; at University conferences and seminars; at training events run by the legal profession; at charity events; and to Peers and Members of Parliament, on a range of subjects including mental health, brain injury, neuropsychological assessment and neurotoxicology. A few examples appear below:

Subtle Brain Injury & symptom validity testing – in-house talk to Weightmans Solicitors, Leeds, September 2018 - joint talk with Pankaj Madan, Barrister.

12 King’s Bench Walk’s Annual Personal Injury Conference, 11th May 2017. Subtle Brain Injury & Symptom Validity Testing – joint talk with Pankaj Madan, Barrister.

Keynote Speaker at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Psychobiology Section of the British Psychological Society (7-9th September 2016). Talk on Neurotoxicology.

Conference in the Palace of Westminster Hosted by Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health (2nd December 2014). Talk on Pesticides.

Central Law Training event on ‘Catastrophic Brain Injury’, Holborn, London (16th September 2014).   Talk on Neuropsychological Assessment.

British Psychological Society Post Qualification Training Day on ‘Toxicology’ London (5th September 2008). Talk on Neurotoxicology.

British Neuropsychology Society Conference’, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London (13-14th November 2013). Talk on Neurotoxicology.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (September 2009). Talk on Neurotoxicology

Royal College of General Practitioners, London (27th November 2009). Talk on Neurotoxicology

Master Class on Stroke. UCL, London (28th March 2014). Talk on Cerebrovascular Disease.

Memory Assessment & Rehabilitation, UCL, London (16th December 2011). Talk on Memory Assessment.

Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Medical and Scientific Panel, London (15th September 2006). Talk on Pesticides.

Global Cabin Air Quality Executive Conference’, Haywards Heath (5th October 2006). Talk on Toxic Fumes in Airplane Cabins.