Ms. Sarah Bowman
Sarah serves as Director of Public Engagement at Trinity College Dublinís Centre for Research in Ageing (Trinity EngAGE), The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), and Mercerís Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) at St. James's Hospital. In this capacity, Sarah coordinates the public engagement efforts of principal investigators and researchers in Ageing. Sarah has 18 years of experience as a public engagement specialist, guiding teams and ensuring that programme goals, work plans, and products advance initiatives.
She has served as project manager for engagement focused publications for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, AARP and others. Sarah has edited publications on community engagement for The New York Times, Menís Health Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, ITE Journal, Michigan Municipal League, Quebec Ministry of Health, U.S. National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board, Better! Cities & Towns, and Unleash Magazine. In 2009, Sarah co-founded the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, serving as the Instituteís first chief operating officer and director of educational programming.
During her tenure, Sarah assisted more than 1,200 communities in community engagement projects, ranging from single-day workshops to multi-year planning and design efforts. Recent activities include: serving in an advisory capacity for local government and non-governmental agencies in both the United States and Ireland; facilitation of the Science Foundation Ireland exemplar project Engage with Science; creation of the FutureLearn Massive Open Online Course: Strategies for Successful Ageing; the award-winning Universal Design Innovation Student Symposium focused on Ageing; and coordination of the Mercerís Institute Annual Lecture Reflections on Ageing and Memory.