Sally's career development is mapped through responsibilities held within both the acute and community sectors of the UK NHS, followed by a period of research and training in public health programme development within Eastern Europe. Her speciality in partnership improvement emerged through her experience in providing strategic leadership for health policy development to improve the health and well being for a locality population of 110,000 within Wessex, accompanied by academic research into the development of tools for evaluating multi-sectoral partnerships. This led to a growing consultancy for the provision of public health training supporting a wide range of organizations within the public and not-for-profit sectors now provided on an ad hoc basis as required.
In a voluntary capacity Sally is convenor of the Post Yugoslav Peace Link (PYPL) - an informal group within Britain Yearly Meeting (Quakers), which aims to foster mutual relationships of trust and co-operation with locally based peace-building groups in the Post Yugoslav Region and nurture interest amongst Quakers and others, with a practical emphasis in maintaining living links and mutual support with community peace builders in the western Balkans, uniting with ‘quiet processes and small circles in which vital and transforming events take place’ (Quaker Faith and Practice 2015).
Since it's development in 2009 over £12,000 has been raised to support the following activities:
To Trust A Spark by Anne Bennett (2016) - This book records the changing nature of the peace-building programme funded through QPSW in the former Yugoslavia during the period 1991-2009.
Regional Annual Summer Retreats - Providing local peace workers the opportunity to gather together and engage with each other for internal renewal and spiritual replenishment from across the post Yugoslav region.
Reginal Networking - Through the creation of a PYPL Goodwill Ambassador role, facilitating links and support to be maintained between PYPL members and Post Yugoslav peace activists through voluntary work in the region as well as attendance at conferences, workshops and training across the PY Region as well as in the UK and other European countries.
Further information can be accessed throught the PYPL website: http://www.postyugoslavpeacelink.com/
Sally's interest in Eastern Europe emerged following her own research and subsequent development of the UK registered International Charity - The Romania Project UK, created following the revolution in 1989. Sally directed the charity for 6 years when the mantle was past on to her Romanian colleagues in Bucharest. The charity provided aid and education through UK conferences for aid workers en route to Romania; and the development, co-ordination and delivery of the REACH Training initiative for Romanian professionals to undertake health improvement programmes across the country impacting upon children, young people, adults and older generations. This training resulted in the creation, sustainability and alignment of public health interventions within schools, youth centres, and older peoples care organizations. Sally was awarded the Bronze European Woman Achievement Award in 1991 and continued to direct the charity until 1996.