Sally is a Senior Research Fellow in the Business School of the University of Exeter, which she joined in 2011. She has over twenty years experience in international sustainable development, with research, policy, management and field experience from Asia, Africa and Western Europe. Her research interests lie in areas of the transitions to sustainability, innovations inspired by nature, and in multi-stakeholder and collaborative approaches.
Previously she co-founded and worked as the Programme Director of the Green Economy Coalition, which includes over 20 international environmental, development, trade union, consumer, business and reporting organisations, working together to accelerate the transition to an equitable and green economy. Before that she coordinated IUCN’s global and regional policy dialogues on the Future of Sustainability, where she co-authoredTransition to Sustainability: Towards a Humane and Diverse World with Professor Bill Adams from the University of Cambridge (2008). She is also co-author of Linking Conservation and Poverty Reduction. Landscapes, People and Power (2008) with IUCN colleagues. Sally teaches the Changing Business Environment and Biomimicry and Business modules on the One Planet MBA, and supervises post-graduate projects and dissertations.
She holds a PhD in Sustainable Development; a Master’s degree in Forestry and its Relation to Land Management, and a BA (Hons) First Class in International Development. She is also a trained Biomimicry Educator of Biomimicry 3.8.