Mrs Sarah Walker (Swenson)

BSc (Philadelphia Uni USA), Master Arts in Photographic Studies (Uni Westminister UK)
PhD Scholar, ANU School of Medicine and Psychology

Sarah Walker is a professional staff member working within the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student and University Experience)’s portfolio. She is currently working as the Manager of Engagement and Success, the team primarily responsible for transition programs such as Orientation Week, and community building activities to increase the connection students feel with the University, each other and the local community.

Through her 9 years at ANU she has been responsible for designing, implementing, evaluating and managing a number of student focused programs including those support transition to university and was instrumental in the University opening transition programs to domestic students in 2012. Her interest lies in developing further support for equity students based on research and praxis.

Research interests

The impact of university orientation and transition programs on a student’s sense of belonging and the longitudinal impact on their wellbeing, identity and academic outcomes.