Dr Sarah Dyer
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography


I joined Exeter’s geography department in August 2011. I have previously lectured at Oxford and King’s College, London, teaching a range of subjects and levels. In 2008 I was awarded a Postgraduate diploma in learning and teaching in higher education from the University of Oxford and became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I am committed to enquiry-based learning, where students adopt a research-orientated approach to complex problems/projects, and am developing modules within the department which use ‘blended learning environments’ (in classrooms and on ELE) and group working to facilitate and enrich students’ learning.

I won a University Teaching Award in 2013 for my work supporting student engagment and was awarded a University of Exeter Teaching Fellowship Award in 2014. I was a member of the review panel for the QAA's most recent review of the Geography Subject Benchmark Statement (QAA 2014).

Before joining Exeter I held a Hallsworth Research Fellowship for outstanding early career researchers, at Manchester University. I was awarded this fellowship to research the changing career structures and professional identities of scientists working in Universities. At Exeter, through my research into teaching and learning, I will be continuing to investigate the practices of Universities and their place in the ‘knowledge economy’

I am chair of the RGS's Higher Education Research Group and an HEA associate. I coordinate a network for academics in teaching focused roles in Geography, Environmental and Earth Sciences. I am a member of the International Network for Learning and Teaching in Geography HE.

Broad research specialisms

Social studies of knowledge, the knowledge economy, research ethics, ethics and care, work and employment, gender

I am a member of the Graduate School of Education's Centre for Research in Professional Learning (CRPL).

Current internal roles

I am the department’s BA Programme Director.

Office hours

Mondays 13.30-14.30

Thursdays 15.00-16.00

Please note changes in weeks 10 and 11:

Week 10 Office hours

Tuesday 28th November 12.50-13.50

Thursday 30th November 16.15- 17.15


Week 11

Monday 4th December 13.30-14.30

Tuesday 5th December 14.00- 15.00


Philosophy BA (KCL London)
Geography MA (KCL London)
PhD (KCL London)
Postgraduate diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Oxford)


Contact details

Internal tel2622
Tel+44 (0) 1392 722622
AddressAmory Building
University of Exeter
Rennes Drive

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