Sarah Fitzpatrick is Head of the Department of History and History of Art here at Buckingham. She teaches a wide array of modules concentrating on Heritage studies within the department and is the History of Art in Florence programme director.
Sarah has undergraduate degrees from Warwick University in Accounting and Financial Analysis, and the Open University in Mathematics. She has a Masters in Heritage and Tourism Management from the University of Buckingham and is partway through a professional Doctorate in Heritage at the University of Hertfordshire. Her research focusses on board knowledge and the governance of small museums.
She began her career as an accountant in industry working for blue-chip organisations like Philips Electronics, Motorola and 3Com. After 15 years in industry specialising in cash management and indirect taxation, Sarah “retired” to look after her two young daughters. However, she has always had an interest in the cultural sector and has been involved in the cultural sector as a trustee since 1990. She is treasurer of the Chiltern Open Air Museum in south Buckinghamshire (since 2006).
She joined the faculty at Buckingham in 2012, having taught undergraduate courses in economics and accountancy at Bucks New University, and coached Mathematics GCSE and A-level.