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Professor, Disability and Community Inclusion, Flinders University

Sally is Professor of Disability and Community Inclusion in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University, South Australia. Her interests and expertise centre on the use of creative methods to engage 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 30 years.


  • –present
    Senior research fellow, Southern Cross University
  • 2019–present
    Professor of Disability and Community Inclusion, Flinders University


  • 2010 
    Griffith University, PhD