Sally Paulin has had extensive practical experience in the day-to-day work of community groups in both urban and rural settings. Her interest in ‘building community’ has its roots in her experience of growing up in an English village.
As a PhD student at the Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, Murdoch University, Sally is researching how volunteers reap value from their involvement with catchment and ‘friends’ groups’ around the Swan and Avon Rivers.
She has an honours degree in social ecology and in 2002 published her thesis Why Salt? Harry Whittington and WISALTS: Community Science in Action (Indian Ocean Books). Sally is currently writing a commissioned history of the Land Management Society.