Sarah Connor is a researcher within the Faculty of Arts, Business and Law Sustainability Research Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). Sarah is also a tutor for the Sustainability teaching programs at USC.
Sarah’s research interest is communicating science and engaging communities to implement conservation planning, natural resource management and climate change adaptation strategies. Sarah is also currently the Research Network Coordinator for the Social, Economic and Institutional Dimensions Network (SEI-network) for the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF). The SEI-network is a large, inclusive and diverse community of researchers, practitioners and decision makers from universities, government, the private sector and civil society.
Prior to her appointment with USC, Sarah has worked on a number of research projects related to studies exploring communication and engagement to achieve environmental goals including climate change adaptation. She has conducted studies exploring the two-way exchange of scientific and Indigenous knowledge to inform climate change adaptation planning and communication products to support this planning.