Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering
Areas of Expertise: Animal and environmental biology
Sarah's first career was as a clinical physiologist in the NHS investigating heart and lung diseases in neonates to elderly patients, through a range of invasive and non-invasive techniques. She also spent time in nuclear medicine assessing organ function and diseases.
While finishing her PhD at Imperial College, London, Sarah joined ARU as an associate lecturer and then on completion, became a full-time lecturer in 2013.
Sarah's PhD research, while studying at Imperial College, London, was in forest entomology and, in particular, xylophagous beetles and parasitoid wasps, with emphasis on insect behaviour and chemical ecology.
She is also a trained Clinical Physiologist in Cardio- Respiratory and Nuclear Medicine (NHS) as well as a wildlife biologist.
Sarah has won two student voted ‘Made a Difference’ awards for her module teaching and for inclusivity. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Course Leader Zoology (BSc (Hons))
Module Leader & Lecturer: Animal Physiology
Module Leader & Lecturer: Vertebrate Biology
Module Leader & Lecturer: Comparative Physiology & Developmental Biology
Module Leader & Lecturer: Level 4 Module Tutor
Module Leader (Biology) Placement Module Leader
Module Leader (Biology) Engage Module Leader
Lectures: Introduction to Conservation & Ecology
Lectures: Specialised Topics in CIS/ Forensics
Lectures: Physiology of Organ Systems in Biomedical Science
Field Trip Staff Member: Field Skills in Biology
Field Trip Staff Member: Tropical Ecology & Management
Member of Royal Entomological Society, UK
Member of International Society of Chemical Ecology
Fellow, Higher Education Academy
Reviewer/ Referee, Biologia (Pakistan) (Biological Society of Pakistan, Lahore)
Hart, S. J., 2015. Attraction of pioneer xylophagous beetles, especially Cerambycidae, to fungal inoculated beech logs [Conference Abstract] Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft Bulletin de la Société Entomologique Suisse, 88(1-2), pp.49.
Walters, M., 2010. The Illustrated World Encyclopaedia of Insects. Hart. S.J. [Research & Contributor] pp.32-46. Anness Publishing Ltd, London, UK.
Hart, S. J. and Leather, S. R., Volatile attraction of sapro-xylophagous beetles and their parasitoid wasps to early decay stage wood-fungal volatiles. under review Journal of Ecological Entomology
Hart, S. J., Attraction of pioneer xylophagous beetles, especially Cerambycidae, to fungal inoculated beech logs. under review
Hart, S. J., and Leather, S. R., Beech (Fagus sylvatica) and Stereum hirsutum (Basidiomycete) volatile attraction to Rutpela maculata Poda (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Under review
Hart, S. J., 2015. Chemical ecology of ephemeral resources – let the search begin. Chemical Ecology Deadwood Meeting, University of Alicante, Spain. Invited speaker,
Hart, S. J. and Leather, S. R., 2015. Beech (Fagus sylvatica) and Stereum hirsutum (Basidiomycete) volatile attraction to Rutpela maculata Poda (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). (via olfactometry and GC-MS EAG) European Deadwood Meeting, Finland.
Hart, S. J. and Leather, S. R., 2014. Attraction of pioneer xylophagous beetles, especially Cerambycidae, to fungal inoculated beech logs. 8th Symposium Saproxylic Beetles, Basel, Switzerland.