Sarah Dickinson

Sarah Dickinson MSc, PgC, BSc (Hons), FHEA

Principal Lecturer and Deputy Head of Built Environment Subject Area


I am a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Natural and Built Environment and Deputy Head of Built Environment Subject Area.


I have been a lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University since 2008 with previous experience as a Local Authority Building Control Officer. Prior to my current role I have been the Course Leader for multiple non-standard courses, where I managed and developed bespoke undergraduate programmes as well as Higher and Degree Apprenticeship programmes with leading industry employers. I have an extensive technical construction background with a passion for motivating and encouraging students to reach their potential through reflective practice. 


Department of the Natural and Built Environment

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Courses taught:
- Construction Management
- Quantity Surveying
- Building Surveying
- Real Estate

Modules taught:
- Professional Practice Skills
- Reflective and Personal Development Skills for BE Apprentices
- Introduction to Reflective Practice WBL1
- Professional Development - Work Based Learning
- UG Dissertation Supervisor
- PG Dissertation Supervisor


Journal articles

Kaluzynska, E., Dowd, A., & Dickinson, S. (2010). An investigation into viability of restoration and reuse of a listed property: a case study of Project Hala located in Warsaw. Sheffield Hallam University Built Environment Research Transactions, 2 (Spec), 38-49.

Other activities

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

I am an Academic Steward at graduation ceremonies and a staff mentor.

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