Sally lives in Melbourne, Australia and has a background in scientific research. She also holds a Masters degree in Anthropology. She has participated in many research projects including turtle and crocodile research (North Qld), freshwater fish (Northern Territory), plus other marine park surveys and ecological studies. Sally spent two years in Africa where she pursued her interests in wildlife management and issues threatening remote indigenous communities. She has dived in many areas of the world including a season excavating the wreck of the Pandora off far north Queensland.