Sally Denshire


Sally Denshire arrived in Albury from Sydney in 1995 to help establish the occupational therapy program at Charles Sturt University.

Her twice-told tales of sexuality, food and death in dialogue with selected articles on youth-specific occupational therapy practice, remember a world of Camperdown Children’s Hospital in the 1980s. She was awarded an autoethnographic PhD  from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2010 for Writing the ordinary. She has since published in Current Sociology, International Journal of Qualitative Methods (with Alison Lee), a chapter in The body in professional practice, learning and education (edited by Bill Green and Nick Hopwood, published by Springer, 2015) and a research methods case study with SAGE in  2016.

Now she has returned to writing poetry in Not Very Quiet and fourW twenty-seven, fourW twenty-eight, fourW twenty-nine and fourW thirty (following previous poems in Youth Writes 1973 and 1974). Sally is delighted to be in the company of the accomplished writers at Riparian.