Dr Sarah Ward

Sarah (She/They) is currently Co-creation Specialist at the Westcountry Rivers Trust. Sarah has a Batchelor’s degree in Geography with Astronomy, two Master’s degrees in Earth & Atmospheric Science and Science & Technology Studies, respectively and a PhD in Engineering with Social Science. Sarah is a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager and Honorary Felllow with CIWEM and a Chartered Environmentalist with the Society for the Environment. Sarah has held roles in public, private and nonprofit/third sector organisations. Sarah previously held Associate Professor and Research Fellow roles at the University of the West of England, Bristol and Senior Research Fellow and other roles at the University of Exeter. Prior to that Sarah worked at one of the UK’s largest water companies, Thames Water. Sarah’s research and practice focuses on water, environment, communities and resilience, cutting across systems, scales and disciplines and is underpinned by equality/equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) seeking to support transdisciplinary approaches to global challenges.