Speaker

SPEAKER FOR SCHOOLS

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 and 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, resilience and mental health; and was recently invited to join the Board of Governors at a local school to evaluate and develop methods for measuring student achievement. Recent examples appear below:


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

Careers in Psychology presented at ‘World of Work’ evenings at Epsom College (January 2016 & January 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:

12 King’s Bench Walk’s Annual Personal Injury Conference (11th May 2017). Talk on Subtle Brain Injury & Symptom Validity Testing.

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.

The charity ‘Victim Support’ (22nd February 2007). Talk on Brain Injury.

Sarah also works with the media and has appeared in several documentaries and on radio and television news programmes over the years.