Professor Sage is a qualified speech and language pathologist, psychologist and teacher (English and Maths) and Professor of Education as well as former Dean and Professor at the College of Teachers. She has been Director of Speech and Language Services in Leicester/Leicestershire; a Teacher in Primary and Secondary schools; SeniorLanguage Advisor to an LEA; an Academic in 4 universities – Head of Department and Professor of Communicationat Liverpool/Liverpool Hope and a visiting Professor in Cuba and Japan. Rosemary is on the Queen’s Panel for Education and Industry Awards and has sat on the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for the Judiciary as asenior magistrate and presently serves on the Judiciary Executive.

She was a founder member of the Children’s Legal Panel and has beenan expert witness in Educational appeals. Also, she has sat on Parliamentary committees for Medicine and Education, the Teaching ofScience and Inclusion of Students with Special Needs. Recently, she led the first group of Education students at the College of Teachers(TCOT) completing Doctorates by Professional Record (Doctoral Fellow of the College of Teachers – DFCOT), who received awards from  Prince Philip in June 2016.

From 2017, Rosemary has been Professor of Doctoral Study at Buckingham Independent University leading the Practitioner Doctoral programme in the School of Education. This degree is focusing on education for the New Industrial Age (4) and is linked with universities in Italy and the USA who have been researching a curriculum that re-balances the present academic input with more emphasis on the personal development of students. She has published 22 books and over 150 refereed papers in journals.