School of Biosciences
  • Print

Image of Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson

Head of Operations (Biosciences), Faculty of Science


  • workRoom A6 Main School Building
    Sutton Bonington Campus
    Sutton Bonington
    LE12 5RD
  • work0115 951 6000
  • fax0115 951 6032


Sarah joined the University in 1991 after completing a PhD, and was appointed to her current position in 1996. Initially the main focus of her roles was to manage the Registrar's Office based at Sutton Bonington and all the associated functions related to the delivery of an excellent student experience from pre-admission to post-graduation. Sarah was also responsible for providing support for the development what was then the Faculty's (subsequently School) teaching strategies, quality assurance and to ensure School compliance with, and execution of, University regulations and procedures.

From 2014 onwards, the role has increasingly become focused on strategic planning and management of the School, and on ensuring that the School meets its KPIs through responsibility for operational matters such financial planning and budgeting, research support, non-academic staff management and support for teaching and learning developments.

Expertise Summary

  • Strategy and planning
  • School structural organisation and administration, with a particular interest in teaching-related quality assurance
  • Leading and managing non-academic staff teams.

After the administrative strategic re-organisation in 2016, Sarah's role now includes a Faculty responsibility (currently Internationalisation and Knowledge Exchange), as well as a responsibility for Campus matters (joint with Head of Operations, SVMS). Sarah is responsible for developing and administering a variety of budgetary, planning and staffing activities within the School and, working with the School's Management team, for the development and implementation of School strategy.

School of Biosciences

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Nr Loughborough
LE12 5RD, UK

For all enquiries please visit:

Find us
Campus map
Room Locations on Campus