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Sarah Hattam

University of South Australia

Dr Sarah Hattam, UniSA Futures, University of South Australia. Dr Sarah Hattam (Senior Lecturer) has worked in higher education since 2005, completing her PhD (Sociology) in 2013. The experience of being an intergenerational beneficiary of widening participation policy underpins Sarah’s passion for equitable access to education and guides her approaches to working in enabling education. Sarah has published her research on widening participation initiatives in Higher Education in Q1 journals and has extensive experience in policy analysis.  Sarah has expertise in the areas of widening participation policy, enabling curriculum, retention and engagement strategies, alternative education pathways and secondary school retention. She has built a community of practice of the teaching team through professional development initiatives and action research projects in enabling pedagogy. Sarah also facilitates a women’s education program for women who have been recently homeless or experienced domestic violence. Sarah is a member of the executive committee of the National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia and member of the South Australian branch of HERDSA. She is nationally recognised for her leadership in professional development of enabling and inclusive pedagogies (AAUT 2019) and was awarded a Senior Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy in 2020.


Open Access Journal
ISSN 2205-0795