Sally is an agricultural economist and specialist on gender issues in agricultural and economic development. Her main focus is on women and smallholder agriculture. She is currently leading the organisation's learning on 'Women's Economic Leadership in Agricultural Markets' (www.growsellthrive.org) and managing a research, learning and communications project on Women's Collective Action in Agricultural Markets, in collaboration with teams in Ethiopia, Mali and Tanzania (www.womenscollectiveaction.com).
Sally's previous roles in Oxfam GB include Global Agricultural Scale up Manager from 2008-2010), and Economic Justice Policy Advisor and Cotton Programme Manager in Oxfam GB's West Africa region from 2001-2008, where she coordinated the Oxfam International regional 'Make Trade Fair' campaign. In addition, she developed several agricultural livelihoods programmes, in particular a five year programme supporting producer organisations in cotton growing regions of southern Mali.
Prior to working at Oxfam GB, Sally worked at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) University of Sussex, from 1992-2000, as a researcher and manager of the Briefings on Development and Gender (BRIDGE) programme (www.bridge.ac.uk). She also co-directed the Masters programme in Gender and Development at IDS (1998-2000).