Sara is an educator, author, researcher and public speaker with twenty years in higher education. She has worked in four universities in Australia and the United Kingdom in various roles from Research Fellow to Pro Vice Chancellor, with experience in education and research portfolios. She is a passionate advocate for high quality learning and teaching and applied, translational and discovery research that creates social and economic benefits for local, regional and international growth and renewal. She has published seven books and over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, book chapters and technical reports. Her cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral influence upon the academic domains of educational technology and higher education policy and leadership development has been fostered by sitting on over 60 programme committees and advisory groups, and undertaking over 120 international keynotes, presentations and public lectures in four continents.