Ms Sally Tetreault Campbell

Experimental Scientist

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Sally concentrates on language used in projects, with a focus on standardising language to conventions that can be applied to a structured vocabulary, such as a glossary. Specifically, she works with vocabularies in the sematic web and linked data context. She has applied this work to the Bioregional Assessment Program glossary and, more recently, the Geological and Bioregional Assessment Program and the Land Ecosystem Accounts Project. Her experience and skills in this space are broad: ascertaining user needs, devising workflows for governance, structuring vocabularies based on user requirements, using tools to formalise vocabularies. Importantly, Sally’s work has heavily involved the social aspects necessary to formalise vocabularies, bridging the gap between technical experts, domain experts and decision makers.

This focus on language extends to the editing space, and Sally has applied her skills to a variable repertoire of reports for projects such as the Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment and the Bioregional Assessment Program.

Sally has a research background in Biochemistry and joined CSIRO in 2003 as a Science Information Officer for CSIRO's public relations unit, CSIRO Enquiries. In 2005, she branched out into various roles relating to publication management, quality assurance workflows and publication reporting, furthering her knowledge of information science.

Sally is a member of the Environmental Information Infrastructures Team in the Water Resource Management Program in the Land and Water Flagship. Sally recently joined the Environmental Information Infrastructures Team in 2017.

Other Interests

Sally is also trained in accessible document design (Vision Australia) and in successful science copyediting and publication management (Biotext).

Professional Areas

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts Biochemistry
    Wheaton College

Professional Experiences

  • 2014-present

    Experimental Scientist
    CSIRO Land and Water

  • 2006-2014

    Divisional Editor
    CSIRO Land and Water

  • 2005-2006

    Publication Officer
    CSIRO Land and Water

  • 2003-2005

    Science Information Officer
    CSIRO Enquiries

  • 1998-1999

    Research Assistant
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute

  • 1996-1998

    Research Assistant
    Brigham and Women's Hopsital

Other highlights

  • 2013

    CSIRO Land and Water Science Review committee

  • 2013

    Water for a Healthy Country Flagship Science Review committee

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2010

    Participant in Women in Science workshops, sponsored by CSIRO Land and Water