Sally studied at the University of Birmingham, firstly in the History of Art department graduating with a BA (Hons) in 1996 and secondly in the School of History, where she gained a PhD in 2014.
She is passionate about public engagement with history and has broadcast on BBC Two, BBC Four and on national and local radio. She has written for national and international publications including arts reviews for The Lancet medical journal, and was the antiques and arts correspondent for The Birmingham Post newspaper between 2005 and 2009. Sally presents regular films for History West Midlands
She is an accredited lecturer for NADFAS (National Association of Decorative & Fine Art Societies) www.nadfas.org.uk