Sabine is a Professor of Economics and previously served as Head of the Richmond Business School and as Head of Accreditation. After completing her studies in Economics and Business at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), Sabine moved to the UK to take up a Fellowship position at Lancaster University, where she also completed her PhD in Institutionalised Economic Transformation.
Sabine is particularly interested in welfare economics and continues to engage in research when time allows. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Development and Happiness. Sabine has served as reviewer and assessor for the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and as a member of subject benchmark statement review groups (Economics).