Sally’s internationally recognised research investigates the notion that cultural artefacts and processes (including \’public\’ or \’contextual\’ artworks, landscapes, performances, and films) are deliberate constructions of meaning that utilise sophisticated allusion to shared \’social knowledge\’ (context) to establish their effect. Her research has a number of dimensions including a fine art practice based on painting, performance and installation as well as a scholarly practice geared around social history, cultural studies, art theory and pedagogy. Sally is a regular contributor to international peer-reviewed journals and collections. She has had sustained recognition at international level including a major performance project for the ICA London. Her work was cited by the Arts Council of Great Britain as \’the best of Performance Art\’ in the ’90s, and represented the UK at Fribourg International Festival, Switzerland. Sally is a world authority on contextual art practice, theory and research degrees. In 2006 the UK Art, Design and Media Subject Centre identified her as one of a few \’international key players and opinion formers in art and design\’. She regularly gives addresses on her research at prestigious institutions such as Berlin Universiteit der Kunst, Art Institute of Chicago, Ruskin College Oxford, and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.