Sally is a PhD student at the University of Hertfordshire studying end-of-life care in critical care and is based in the School of Health and Social Care. She moved into clinical research following a successful career as a registered nurse in emergency medicine, anaesthetics and critical care. She has worked on research studies in a range of therapeutic areas and across a variety of sectors predominantly leading research in anaesthesia and critical care. Sally is passionate about the pivotal and professional role research plays in improving knowledge and future practice. She chairs the R&D Forum research management working group, the national membership body for NHS research, co-chairs of the End-of-life and Palliative Care in ICU Research Network (EPCIN) and is a member of the HRA Study Set-Up Partnership Board. She has previously studied at the University of East Anglia, Paisley University, University of Sheffield and held a Florence Nightingale Research scholarship. In 2020 Sally founded the #Red4Research campaign which aims to demonstrate support and appreciation for all those participating, undertaking, and supporting research.