A design researcher, cultural theorist and writer, Sarah has worked in education and the arts for more than fifteen years.
Sarah’s research interests are focused on design and consumer culture, specifically in relation to user experience, ethics, and critical design. She has expertise in design ethnography, particularly multi-sensory and participatory methods. Her recent outputs include the Moodbank, a popup bank and critical design that occupied Wellington in March 2014, and the article 'A glamorous feminism by design?' published by the journal Cultural Studies in April 2016.
Prior to working at Media Design School, Sarah lectured in Design Culture + Context at Victoria University of Wellington. Sarah has a PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of East London in the UK. She has also worked in arts marketing and was involved in a number of major exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery, London.