Sally joined the School of International and Political Studies in February 2007. Prior to joining Deakin University, she taught Middle East politics, International Relations, and Australian foreign policy at Macquarie University in Sydney for nine years. Sally is the Associate Head of School (Teaching & Learning) and the Convener of the Middle East Studies program at Deakin. Sally's research interests include Middle East politics, United States foreign policy towards the Middle East, and in particular Libya and the rogue states of the region. She also focuses on popular culture, particularly Hollywood film, and the role of public opinion.