Sally trained in medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital Paddington and worked at the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit at the University of the West Indies from 1974 until joining CIHD in 1995. She is the chair of the Steering Committee for the Lancet series on Child Development in Developing Countries which have recently been published. She has published over 150 peer reviewed articles and written many book chapters. She is an adviser to the British Government and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. She is a Member of Task Force on Iron for the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition; the Advisory Board for Early Childhood Program for Open Society Foundation, and a member of the Advisory Panel on Early Childhood and Readiness to Learn for the Inter-American Development Bank, Washington. She has recently been responsible for a chapter on Cognitive, Motor and Behavioral Development in Children.