Don’t Put Yourself in a Box! Advice from Sara Walker, Professor of Energy at Newcastle University
September 19, 2023
In this episode of Careers Unwrapped, host Mark Fawcett is joined by Sara Walker, Director for the Newcastle University Centre of Research Excellence in Energy. Together, they discuss Sara’s journey into the energy sector, what it’s like to be a woman in STEM, and why you shouldn’t pigeon-hole your skills.
In this episode of Careers Unwrapped, host Mark Fawcett is joined by Sara Walker, Director for the Newcastle University Centre of Research Excellence in Energy.
Join them as they:
- Delve into Sara’s journey from Physics teacher to Energy Professor
- Discuss dealing with pressure from external organisations
- Explore what it means to be a woman in STEM
- Highlight the multidisciplinary aspects of the energy sector
- Examine the current and future demand for green jobs
And much more!
Sara has close to three decades of experience working in the energy sector, both in academia and in the industry itself. Currently she is a Professor at Newcastle University where she is the Director of the Newcastle University Centre of Research Excellence in Energy, a collaboration of over 100 academic and research staff leading research activities on clean and affordable low carbon energy. Prior to Newcastle, she was the Director of Business and Engagement in Engineering and Environment at Northumbria University.
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