Sarah Howard, Acting Branch Manager (Research Excellence)

Sarah HOwardAs the Acting Branch Manager, Ms Sarah Howard leads the ongoing implementation of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) program, and the  development of a new national assessment of engagement and impact of Australian university research Ms Howard also oversees the evaluation of ARC programs more broadly.

Ms Howard’s career in the Australian Public Service has included a number of roles at the ARC, in the areas of research evaluation, research policy and research funding, through the National Competitive Grants Scheme, as well as previous roles in the Department of Industry. Ms Howard has maintained strong links with the research sector throughout her career, as a researcher and as Associate Director at the Australian Academy of the Humanities.