Sarah's areas of interest sit broadly in critical security studies and international relations. She has lectured in international relations, security and conflict resolution at Monash University, Swinburne University, and Australian Catholic University, in Melbourne. She has conducted research on the gender component of peacebuilding and undertaken fieldwork in Timor-Leste. She has published with Australian Journal of International Affairs and Global Change, Peace and Security; has forthcoming chapters with Manchester University Press and E-International Relations; and has a book titled Gender peace: the United Nations in Timor-Leste under contract with Routledge Studies in Gender in Global Politics. Sarah has also undertaken research and consultancies for NGOs and written commentary.