Sally Wheldrake | Community Support Inc

Sally Wheldrake

Sally is the Research Partner, Engagement Director at Flinders University responsible for developing and managing engagement with the University’s key external research partners and related stakeholders, contributing to achieving the strategic goals of the University as described in the Towards 2025 Strategic Plan.

Sally has worked at Flinders University since August 2012, most recently from June 2020 until December 2021  as the Director, Research Development and Support responsible for leading, managing and enhancing the delivery of research development and support services for the research community.

Sally previously held the role of Associate Director of Digital Research Services at Flinders University where she provides strategic and high-level operational leadership within Information Technology Services (ITS), driving service improvement initiatives that support the University’s strategic plan and future vision. Key achievements during this time included:

  • Leading the implementation of Inspire – Australia’s first digital doctorate technology solution for higher degree research students and their supervisors. The platform enables the student lifecycle, from candidature management to thesis and examination, to be accessed electronically.
  • Working closely with the Research Development and Support team at the university, leading a significant program of projects to transform research administration and ethics applications, and increase the discoverability of Flinders researchers and their research.

She has worked in the Information Technology Industry in South Australia, with roles in both the private and government sectors.

Sally completed the Governors Leadership Foundation course designed to develop wiser leaders for South Australia and is currently undertaking IECL executive coach training and certification.

Qualifications: B.SC