Senior Instructor

Currently undertaking: PhD Higher Education: Research, Evaluation and Enhancement, Lancaster University, UK
2011, MA TESOL/Applied Linguistics, Institute of Education, University College London, University of London, UK
2019, TEAP Certificate: Teaching English for Academic Purposes Certificate, Glasgow University - Scotland, UK
2018, Instructional Design Certificate: Instructional Design, WITS - South Africa


Sarah joined Zayed University in 2012 and CIS in 2022. She has extensive experience in teaching, designing, and coordination of English writing composition, English language, and academic skills at ZU, Oman, and South Korea. She completed her MA TESOL from UCL in 2011 and a BA (Hons) in Social Anthropology from LSE 2001. She also has professional post-MA certificates in Teaching English for Academic Purposes and Instructional Design. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Higher Education: Research, Evaluation and Enhancement with Lancaster University.

Sarah’s professional and research interests are in, but not limited to, the impact of the use of online social reading programs on students' English reading comprehension, class participation, confidence, and metacognitive skills; metacognition; Digital Education; feedback and assessment systems; and student and faculty identities in education.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF3-2-014


+971 2 599 3475

Teaching Areas

Applied Linguistics, Academic English, Higher Education, General Studies