Sally has 20 years’ experience in research knowledge and communication management, marketing and media, with nearly 15 of these in the transfer of technology and knowledge from forestry and applied research. She has written and edited over 50 publications, including peer-reviewed papers, technical reports, handbooks and company annual reports and is co-editor of the South African Forestry Handbook (2012). In addition she has presented more than 15 papers or posters at national and international conferences. As the ICFR’s Knowledge Manager, Sally is responsible for leading all aspects of Institute-level knowledge and communication management, technology transfer, information dissemination and event management. She has co-ordinated and organised a number of forestry industry events including the biennial national research symposia and served on the XIV World Forestry Congress Local Organising and Technical Committees as well as organising the Research Symposium pre-event. Sally is also currently the South African representative on the International Union of Forestry Research Organisation (IUFRO) international Council and chairs the SA IUFRO National Committee. She also holds the position of National Vice President of the Southern African Institute for Forestry (SAIF). She has designed and run a number of Professional Communication Workshops and her interests lie in developing new and innovative ways of transferring applied research technology and knowledge to meet the needs of a range of stakeholders, and in particular, new entrants into the tree growing business in South Africa.
MSc (Plant Physiology) - University of Natal