High Weald

Sarah Brotherton PhDSarah Brotherton PhD
Landscape Officer (research, evidence, guidance)
Sarah grew up in Forest Row close to the iconic Ashdown Forest, and although she no longer lives within the High Weald, this distinct landscape will always be ‘home’. After spending several years travelling and working in New Zealand, Sarah came back to the UK and returned to education as a mature student, accomplishing a FdSc in Countryside Management and BSc in Ecology at University of Brighton. She then went on to complete a PhD researching the effects of extreme climate events on the survival and growth of wet grassland plant species. This research has led to a passion for wetland ecosystems.

Sarah has had various roles within ecology, including lecturing, where she loved getting her students out of the classroom and teaching plant identification, consultancy work and more recently post-doctoral research at University of Sussex on inland wetlands and sustainable offtake.

Outside of work Sarah can be found working with her town’s EcoAction Network, helping to deliver a carbon neutral town by 2030.

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