Professor Sally Jackson

Professor Sally Jackson MSc, FCIPD, FCMI

Chief People Officer and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Diversity and Inclusion)


As Chief People Officer and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, Sally provides leadership, vision and strategic direction on all matters relating to people and the promotion of an inclusive institutional culture. She leads the development and implementation of workforce strategies, strategic leadership and oversight of academic professional development and the University’s employee relations strategy.

Dr Sally Jackson


Sally Jackson is the Chief People Officer and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at Sheffield Hallam University.

A member of the University Executive Board, she has overall responsibility for the Directorate of Human Resources and Organisation Development (HROD) and the Department of Academic Development and Diversity (ADD).  She also has a cross-University leadership position as Institutional lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion which covers Staff and Students.  She Chairs the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Sally has worked across several sectors during her career.  Her professional and academic interests are in the areas of HR and OD, specifically culture, equality, diversity and inclusion, leadership development and coaching and mentoring of which she has several published journals and conference papers. She is joint Editor of the International Journal of Coaching and Mentoring (IJEBCM).Sally is dedicated to supporting women in their careers and is a speaker, role model and mentor for Advance HEs Aurora Programme. She has been a panel member for Athena Swan submissions for many years and is a member of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) as well as the Women’s Higher Education Network (WHEN). She is an independent member of Council for St George’s, University of London.

Sally’s experience offers an eclectic blend of professional and academic perspectives which she applies to her research-informed teaching.

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