Sarah Connolly is a Chartered Engineer who works for Innovate UK, the Government’s Innovation Agency, driving productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base. Within her professional role, Sarah supports the UK’s Foundation Industries to ensure a sustainable future in the UK, which includes large amounts of public engagement and work with schools, colleges and Universities to ensure a thriving skills pipeline in the future.
Sarah graduated from the University of Oxford in 2014, before going on to complete her PhD at the University in 2018. She is an active STEM ambassador, and passionate about increasing the diversity of those choosing to study STEM subjects. She is also the lead governor for behaviour and attitudes, working to embed a positive culture, climate and ethos into the academy and minimise behaviour and attendance concerns.