Sally joined Everymind in January 2018 as Project Lead for the Mental Health and Research team. She is a developmental and clinical psychologist who is passionate about understanding the factors that contribute to the mental health and wellbeing of all Australians. She is particularly passionate about translating this knowledge into evidence-based programs that focus on children and families.
Sally holds a BA (Welfare), BA Psychology (Hons), Master of Clinical Psychology, and a PhD. She is also an Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow with Macquarie University. Sally has most recently worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University. As an academic researcher, Sally managed a large multi-site, randomised control trial of two anti-bullying programs in 135 Australian primary schools, taught undergraduate and postgraduate psychology, presented her research at both national and international conferences, and supervised research staff and students.
In addition to conducting research, Sally has worked as a Clinical Psychologist since 2008. Prior to this, she worked in the statutory child protection sector for more than ten years as a child protection worker, trainer, and project manager. Sally’s education and work history combine to highlight her commitment to advocating for the mental health and wellbeing of youth and their families through both research and clinical practice.