Sally Marlow is an internationally and nationally recognised broadcaster and academic, who specialises in the relationships between mental health, addiction and the arts.   She regularly presents documentaries on mental health for BBC Radio 4, combining the science with stories of those living with mental illness to explain complex concepts and bring new discoveries to listeners.  She has also contributed to regular Radio 4 programmes including Today, Woman’s Hour, Inside Health, Inside Science and All in the Mind, and she is a regular writer for several areas of the BBC website, including BBC News.   Sally has also made documentaries for BBC Radio 3’s Sunday Feature slot, including the critically acclaimed “Hitting the High Notes” about post war American jazz musicians and their heroin use, and was appointed the BBC’s first ever Researcher in Residence, based at BBC Radio 3, from July – December 2022.

Sally is based at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London.  In this role she works with commercial, academic and charity partners to develop and produce short films and podcasts , most recently a 45 minute documentary on the topic of Mental Health and Justice.   She has created and delivered innovative engagement and impact events and activities, collaborating with experts by experience, cultural and community partners.  She works closely with King’s researchers on research studies and programmes to devise and deliver effective ways to increase engagement with public audiences and hidden populations, and with policy makers.  Sally’s broadcasting, film and engagement work is underpinned by her PhD in Addiction Science, and she has an active research portfolio, which includes interdisciplinary approaches to mental health, addiction and the arts.

Sally has also led on high value strategic projects for the Dean’s office at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience; and she is a respected and popular teacher, regularly achieving top feedback scores from students, and equally at home in the classroom or writing curricula.   She publishes both her research and commentaries, and regularly presents at conferences, and in 2018 was appointed Director’s Visitor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.