Tandem Design

Sarah Steer

Sarah Steer

Interpretation Planner

Sarah is interested in the potential instrumental value of heritage resources for generating individual and societal change.

She believes the provision of carefully considered interpretation is the most fundamental step in realising this value. This belief has translated into a passion for communicating stories to diverse audiences in innovative and engaging ways.

Beyond the studio

Sarah’s approach to interpretation is partially inspired by her love of landscapes. She enjoys exploring new places, and likes to seek out the stories behind the scenery while she is there. 

This interest is indulged during all sorts of outdoor activities which range from lunchtimes spent looking out for endangered curlews on the Holywood promenade to Alpine mountaineering, and plenty in between. Her latest adventure was in Central America where she hiked, kayaked and biked through the tropics.

When she’s closer to home, she volunteers as a running coach at her athletics club.

Dream Interpretation Project

Anything to do with early medieval Ireland, or the ‘natural’ world.



MA Heritage Management (Distinction)
Newcastle University
September 2007 – August 2008

BA Hons Early (including Medieval) Irish (1st Class)
and Linguistics (2:1)
University College Dublin
September 2003 – June 2006