Sarah Sawyer 2019

Sarah Sawyer

Professional Band-aid Applicator

Paramedic (previously neuroscientist, midwife, stem cell technician)
Charles Sturt University

Young Tassie Scientists 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021

I have always had a passion for people. Whether it’s looking after their brains, their babies, or their blood… I’ve made it my mission to care for them. This has taken me from neuroscience (studying the brain), to midwifery (delivering babies), to stem cell transplantation (giving sick people with cancer new cells to survive)… and now finally, I am a paramedic (yes, I work in an ambulance!).

I have had the pleasure and the privilege to go where the wind takes me. I started my career in Hobart, drifted to London, and finally returned to regional NSW. My career as a paramedic allows for me to look after sick and injured people in their time of need. I create order out of chaos – it’s my specialty.

Whilst I am a paramedic, I am also a researcher. I am currently looking into how we take care of people during a heart attack, and how we can make our treatment better. I hope that what I find can help my future patients and their health.

I can’t wait to meet you all! Remember, if someone ever tells you that you can’t have it all, they’re wrong. Never stop learning, make a change and be good at it. As us paramedics always say – improvise, adapt, and overcome!


Watch Sarah’s videos below!

Introducing Sarah Sawyer: