Doctoral Researcher and Project Lead - Session Moderator
Sarah is a Doctoral Researcher at Open Lab at Newcastle University in the UK. She is a research and design thinking contributor at Daleel Tadamon. Sarah holds a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics and an MPH with a concentration in health promotion and community health both from the American University of Beirut (AUB), and an MRes in Digital Civics from Newcastle University.
She worked as a project and training coordinator at the Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP) at the Faculty of Health Sciences at AUB. Her current research interests and projects revolve around youth self-organisation, civic engagement, solidarity enterprises, and social movements within the context of Lebanon.
She is particularly interested in social innovation and the socio-technical infrastructures underlying social movements. She is interested in exploring how participatory design can be applied in such a context to inform the design of digital technology which facilitates and supports the work of self-organised groups and grassroots organisations.