Sally is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Children and Young People at Southern Cross University, Lismore, where she does participatory and inclusive research with young people with disability. Her particular interests and expertise centre on the use of creative methods to engage young people with cognitive disability in research to express their perspectives on key issues.
Sally has contributed to a wide range of research and evaluation in the social policy arena over the past decade, focusing particularly on safety and harm, accommodation and social exclusion concerns of people with disability.
She is actively engaged in community and government policy debates, frequently advising on the development of policy and practice on abuse and abuse prevention, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and community inclusion for children and young people. Prior to life as a researcher, Sally has a long history of advocacy and support work with people with intellectual disability. She has worked with people with intellectual disability for over 25 years.