ISCRR is immensely proud of its passionate and talented staff and we endeavour to share their achievements in this section of our newsletter. This month we are showcasing Dr Sarah Oxford!

Sarah designs and delivers qualitative research and evaluation projects for ISCRR. She has extensive experience conducting research with people from socially vulnerable backgrounds, and managing projects from conception through to completion while collaborating with numerous stakeholders from industry, academia, government and the non-profit sector. Her goal is to ensure policy and decision-makers achieve a deep and empathetic understanding of the people, context and challenges that policies and programs aim to address.

Prior to ISCRR, Sarah was a lecturer at the Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University. Sarah obtained a PhD in Sociology from Victoria University, where she received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research and Research Training (Research Degree Graduate).

Her doctoral research contributed to new knowledge towards understanding how girls’ participation in sport disrupts gender relations. She has a Master of Arts from the University of Bradford (UK) and a Bachelor of Arts from Sewanee: The University of the South (USA). Sarah has published numerous high-quality scientific publications in refereed journals and books.

When not at work, Sarah can be found surfing, mountain biking or attempting to cook something with ingredients she cannot pronounce.