2018 – Current. National Executive Committee Member of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Australia

2018 Founder of Inspire Community Arts

2018 Delegate at the University Scholars Leadership Symposium, The United Nations, Bangkok.

2017 Artist-in-Residence at Artist Residency Thailand.

2017 Artist-in-Residence at Ne’-Na Contemporary Art Space, Thailand.

2017 Editor at Nanmeebooks Publishing, Thailand.

2017 Storyteller and educator at Sikkha Asia Foundation community library, Thailand.

2017 Editor and educator at Bookworm Foundation, Thailand. A not-for-profit organisation promoting the joy of reading and learning.

2015 Media Representative, Byron Bay Writers Festival, Australia. Writing reviews and conducting interviews with writers and artists for online journal Rochford Street Review.

2010 English, Drama and Storytime Teacher, ‘Jolly Phonics Learning Centre’, Thailand. Teaching lessons and developing educational resources for children aged 2 – 12 years old.

2009 English Teacher, ‘GIE Education’, Thailand.

2009 Volunteer English Teacher, ‘Raise and Support the Poor Organisation’, Cambodia.

2003 – 2014 Owner/Children’s Entertainer, ‘Little Munchkins Entertainment’, Australia.



2013 – Current: Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education (Secondary). Majors in English and Visual Arts. Southern Cross University, Australia.

2017 – Visiting student at Mahidol University, Thailand. Studying creative writing, literature, communication, media and sociocultural perspectives of Southeast Asia

2017: Thai Language Certificate. Lanta International Language School, Thailand.

2005 – 2006: Diploma of Fine Art. Hornsby TAFE.

2004: Certificate 3 in Fine Art. Hunter Street TAFE.



2016: New Colombo Plan Scholarship. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

2016: Dean’s Honours List for Education. Southern Cross University.

2015: The Kaske Printmaking Award. Southern Cross University.

2015: Dean’s Honours List for Education. Southern Cross University.

2015: Two Academic Achievement Awards. Southern Cross University.

2014:  Academic Achievement Award. Southern Cross University.


Selected Publications

‘Night Walk’ poem, Coastlines 6 anthology, Southern Cross University (2017).

‘Leda and the Skinny Leg Jeans’ and ‘Koonorigan’ poems, Beyond the Rainbow magazine (2016).

‘Skeletons Lurk’ poem, Northerly magazine (2016).

‘Koonorigan’ poem, Episteme online journal (2015).

‘Sara Khamkoed on Anxiety and Creativity at the Byron Bay Writers Festival with Mia Freedman, Andrew Knight and Ramona Koval’ Rochford Street Review (2015).

‘The Juxtaposition of Beauty and Ugliness: Sara Khamkoed Discusses John Dahlsen’s Session at the Byron Bay Writers Festival’ Rochford Street Review (2015).

‘The Byron Bay Writers Festival on the Road: Sara Khamkoed Encounters 5 Writers in Alstonville’ Rochford Street Review (2015).

‘Connections: Sara Khamkoed reviews ‘Interchange: A Printmaking Dialogue between Australia and Thailand’ at the Mosman Art Gallery’ Rochford Street Review (2015).

‘Ghost Catching with a Dress’, ‘The Silent Carriage’ & ‘Whitehaven’ Indo-Australian Anthology Of Short Fiction. New Delhi: Authorspress (2014).



International Board On Books For Young People (IBBY) Australia

Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Australian Fairytale Society

New Colombo Plan Alumni