Programme Manager, Social Health
Sally is a Programme Manager in the Social Health team of Nesta, she is working on Social Movements in Health and Good Help.
Sally has spent over ten years working in the field of mental health innovation, clinical and community psychology, co-production of services and the social determinants of mental health through various roles, including at the mental health charity for excluded young people, MAC-UK, as Clinical Director, where she continues one day a week as the Director of Public Health and Prevention.
She is Chair of the British Psychological Society's Community Psychology Section, co-founder of Psychologists for Social Change and founding member of the Housing and Mental Health Network. Sally completed a PhD in psychology and then her clinical psychology training at University College London. She is an editor of a forthcoming book called New Ideas for New Times: A Handbook of Innovative Community and Clinical Psychologies. She is a regular lecturer and speaker on community psychology, power, privilege and the role of structural inequalities in mental health.
Sally is passionate about taking mental health out of the 'brains' of individuals and instead thinking about it in terms of people's wider context, including the health of our communities, inequality and economic policy, social inclusion and our connection to nature.