Professor Sarah Roberts-Thomson
Sarah is the Associate Dean (Academic) for the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Queensland (UQ). In this role Sarah is responsible for the strategic oversight of all matters relating to teaching and learning, academic and student administration in the faculty, a faculty that spans six schools including Pharmacy, and Nursing Midwifery and Social Work. A major achievement has been her leadership of the development of an introductory interprofessional education course for all first-year students in the faculty (approx. 1400 students). Sarah is recognised for her strategic leadership in Teaching and Learning and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the UK.
Sarah is a registered Pharmacist and has been at UQ since 1998 when she joined the School of Pharmacy. Her teaching responsibilities have been varied and included teaching biotechnology and cancer drug discovery to Pharmacy students. Her research is in the area of breast cancer and calcium signalling within the breast cancer cells. Her work has been funded by competitive research funding from the National Health and Medical Council, Australian Research Council, Cancer Council Queensland and the US Department of Defense.
Sarah is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently a non-executive director of UQ Health Care, International Education Services and the Australian Pharmacy Council. Sarah has a strong commitment to supporting diversity and the access of all individuals to education.