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Sarah is an experienced consultant who has worked in management consultancy and knowledge exchange and commercialisation for over 20 years.

Her background in soil microbiology – research and business –  in the US and UK and then in programme management in knowledge transfer and public engagement complements her current roles at Oxentia.

Sarah largely works with our government, university and research clients, delivering consultancy, strategy development and training on knowledge exchange and commercialisation (KEC) as well as innovation management.

As a Principal Consultant at Oxentia, Sarah leads on:

  1. Building our expert consultant team, maximising effective delivery for clients;
  2. Delivering training for KEC professionals and entrepreneurs on KEC, Business Development and Operations;
  3. Supporting the KEC and innovation strategy and operations development for university and research clients;
  4. Supporting the commercialisation of individual project for university and research clients; and
  5. Delivering consultancy projects, with a focus on circular economy, resource efficiency and environmental impact.

Before joining Oxentia in 2006, Sarah was an Principal Consultant at AEA Technology plc (now Ricardo) consulting on environmental management, government policy development, public engagement with science and technology and, from 2004-06, as the Delivery Programme Manager for the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP programme). Sarah has a PhD in Microbial Ecology, is a PRINCE 2 practitioner and was Research Director of Microbial Insights Inc. a US environmental consultancy.


  • Innovation and environmental consultancy
  • Knowledge Exchange & Commercialisation
  • Life Science (specifically microbiology)
  • Intellectual Property Strategy
  • Resource Efficiency & Circular Economy
  • Training in KEC related activity.


  • Exec Diploma in Business Management, Warwick Business School, 2004.
  • Ph.D. – Microbial Ecology, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (1988-1992)
  • BSc Hons (2i) Applied Biology (Industrial Sandwich Course) North East London Poly (1984-1988).
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