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Sarah Carr 2021 imageBA (Joint Hons) (Trent U, Canada), MA(Res) (University of Durham, UK), PhD (University of Otago)

DBA Programme Director

Contact details

Room 1.15 Otago Business School
Tel +64 3 479 8573


Dr Sarah Carr helped to establish the Otago DBA programme in 2015 and has been DBA Programme Director since 2019. Her background is in international education and higher education management, having previously worked at universities in the UK and Australia. She teaches research methods on the DBA programme and provides supervision to DBA students on a range of topics.

Research interest

  • Effective doctoral supervision
  • Supporting learning success for non-traditional students
  • transnational/cross-cultural teaching and learning
  • Educational transitions

Teaching responsibilities

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Zhang, J. A., Chen, S., Walton, S., & Carr, S. (2022). Green brand ambidexterity and consumer satisfaction: The symmetric and asymmetric approach. Journal of Consumer Marketing, 39(5), 488-504. doi: 10.1108/JCM-02-2021-4483

Carr, S., & Sun, S. (2021). Ensuring accuracy and quality for oral examinations in translation. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/02602938.2021.1972929

Beatson, N. J., Tharapos, M., O'Connell, B. T., de Lange, P., Carr, S., & Copeland, S. (2022). The gradual retreat from academic citizenship. Higher Education Quarterly, 76, 715-725. doi: 10.1111/hequ.12341

Carr, S. (2021). Transitioning the team: Supporting distance supervised Doctor of Business Administration students through collaborative online workshops. Journal of Open, Flexible & Distance Learning, 25(1), 13-21. Retrieved from

Carr, S., Hamilton, E., & Meade, P. (2005). Is it possible? Investigating the influence of external quality audit on university performance. Quality in Higher Education, 11(3), 195-211. doi: 10.1080/13538320500329665

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