Sally is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a member of the Division of Forensic Psychology. She is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and on the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS).
Sally achieved a 2:1 (hons) in Psychology at Coventry University followed by an MSc in Forensic Psychology from Leicester University. She commenced her career in the Prison Service in 2005 as a Psychological Assistant and achieved her Diploma in Forensic Psychology in 2011. During her career she has worked with male, female and adolescent offenders in a variety of regimes including a local Category B, Category C, a female establishment and a YOI.
During her 13 years working for HMPPS she has gained experience of accredited Offending Behaviour Programmes (OBPs), both in groups and individually, as a facilitator and treatment manager. She has taken on the role of Therapy Manager on a Democratic Therapeutic Community (DTC) and was the Clinical Lead of a Psychological Informed Planned Environment (PIPE). Within this role she was integral to setting up a PIPE in a category C establishment and working towards achieving the Enabling Environment (EE) award. Sally has most recently held the position of Senior Registered Psychologist within a Progression Regime, designed for offenders unable to progress to open conditions.
Sally is experienced in using a range of psychological assessment tools and completing formulations, with both adult and adolescent populations. She has completed psychological risk assessments in relation to personality disorder, general violence, intimate partner violence, sexual offending and fire setting, and has experience of providing evidence to Parole Boards. She has been involved in Safeguarding and worked as a Negotiator Advisor and also has experience of staff training, holding positions as a national trainer for JETS (Juvenile OBP) and Negotiator training.
Alongside her work with PSUK, Sally is a HCPC Visitor (Partner), where she is involved in approving and monitoring HCPC relevant courses provided by education settings. She is also a HCPC Fitness to Practice panel member.