Sarah Kidd is the Head of the National Mycology Reference Centre at SA Pathology, in Adelaide, Australia, and an adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide. Sarah completed her Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours at the University of Sydney, in 1999. She went on to a PhD at the University of Sydney, based at Westmead Hospital, studying the molecular epidemiology and speciation among cryptococcal isolates, completing in 2003. She has undertaken postdoctoral research at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and then at Monash University at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. She is a Fellow of the Australian Society for Microbiology.
Sarah co-ordinates the RCPA mycology quality assurance program for Australia and New Zealand. She served as Secretary of the Australia New Zealand Mycoses Interest Group from 2011 to 2023, convenes a biennial Mycology Masterclass in Australia, and co-Chaired the 2015 ISHAM Congress organising committee. Her research interests include the epidemiology, phylogeny, and antifungal susceptibilities of clinically important fungi.