Sara Popović graduated archaeology at the University of Zagreb in 2007 and in 2016 she received a PhD at the University of Ljubljana. She is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Pula, on ArchaeoCulTour project which focuses on incorporating archaeological landscape in a sustainable development of cultural tourism of the Vrsar municipality.
Her main research interest is landscape archaeology for which she is using a full range of non-invasive methods like aerial archaeology, remote sensing, GIS and the application of other digital technologies in archaeology. She also deals with protection and management of heritage through risk assessment and monitoring of cultural landscapes.
Sara worked as a curator at the Stari Grad Museum on the island of Hvar where she conducted the excavations of ancient town of Faros. She also has an ongoing project of monitoring the cultural landscape of Stari Grad Plain – UNESCO world heritage site. She is the author of scientific papers as well as popular publications about Stari Grad Plain and she presented her work at many international conferences and invited lectures. She is also a co-author of the Conservation Plan – a document that defines guidelines and regulations for the preservation and management of the Stari Grad Plain. She is the author of many projects related to the presentation of this WHS as well as ones with an objective to preserve the site by including and educating the local community.