Professor Sara O'hara
Professor Sarah O'Hara, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic Planning), will give an inspirational talk presenting a different landscape of academic progression.
The talk is entitled 'A Geographer without a Roadmap'
Professor Sarah O’Hara is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Planning) and has responsibility for Academic Planning for all Faculties. She has been Pro-Vice-Chancellor (with various portfolio responsibilities, including Human Resources, Access and Community Engagement and for the Faculty of Arts) since 2011. She studied at the Universities of Liverpool, Alberta (Canada), UNAM (Mexico) and Oxford before joining the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield. In 1998 she moved to the University of Nottingham.
Professor O’Hara has an extensive publication record based on over two decades of research in Central Asia, North and Central America and the Middle East, where she has analysed recent and long-term environmental change. Her current research focuses on resource management and conflict, as well as geopolitics of oil and gas developments.
Sarah has acted as an advisor to the EU, UNDP and SDC on a number of water related projects. She currently sits on the British Geological Society (BGS) independent Advisory Committee; is an advisor to the Shale Gas Task Force and a panel member of the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) – Celebrating Impact Prize competition. In February 2015, Sarah started running a Massive, Open, Online Course (known as a MOOC via FutureLearn) on ‘Shale Gas and Fracking: the Politics and Science’ to 8000 students.
All staff and students welcome!