Sally is a formation tutor with Ridley Online and has contributed teaching to both Ridley Online and Ridley Lay Ministry courses. She lives in Birmingham and is a freelance theological educator, researcher, mentor/coach, spiritual accompanier, ministry consultant and an Anglican priest licensed in a self-supporting role to an outer estate church in Birmingham.
Sally has been involved in training people for ministry, mainly youth and children’s ministry since 1984. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, has an MA in education and two practical theology doctorates, the first on supporting urban youth workers, the second on shame in the church.
Sally has edited and written a wide range of books and peer reviewed journal articles on ministry including work with children and young people, collaborative ministry, reflective practice, spiritual care and shame.
She edits the Grove Youth Series as well as publishing a number of booklets in that series, the most recent being the Vulnerable Youth Worker.
- Roles outside Ridley
Roles outside Ridley
Sally runs Sally Nash Learning and Research and as part of this Sally is research and training lead for the Centre for Paediatric Spiritual Care at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Senior Research Fellow at St Padarn’s Institute in Cardiff, a consultant on training with Birmingham Diocese.
Sally is also a trustee for Frontier Youth Trust and a Companion of the Northumbria Community.
- Personal interests
Sally is a passionate sports fan, supports Spurs, enjoys independent coffee shops, and walking, particularly by the sea. She also enjoys blogging with her husband Paul under the banner of Marker Posts and Shelters.
Spiritual health and wellbeing is a focus of both her personal engagement as well as some of her work.
- Research interests
Sally’s research interests include shame, youth and children’s ministry including children’s spirituality, paediatric chaplaincy and spiritual care and reflective practice.
She currently supervises both professional doctorate and PhD students including with Anglia Ruskin/Cambridge Federation. She welcomes enquiries about supervision or external examining in these fields.