As Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International Strategy), Professor Wheeler is responsible for the development and implementation of the academically-led international strategy for the Australian National University (ANU). Working closely with colleagues across the University, the DVCIS provides leadership to the University's strategic engagement with global partners. Professor Wheeler has direct oversight of International Strategy & Partnerships (ISP), the ANU Liaison Offices in China and North America, and the Marketing & Student Recruitment Division, with broad oversight of Admissions Reform.
Professor Wheeler joined the University as the Dean of the ANU College of Law in early 2018, a role she continues to hold. Sally divides her time between the ANU College of Law and her role as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International Strategy).
Prior to taking up these positions at the ANU, Sally was a Professor at Queen's University Belfast, where she served a five-year term as Head of the School of Law, and was Dean of Internationalisation for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences from 2013-17. Professor Wheeler also served as interim Pro Vice-Chancellor of her Faculty in 2015, was Director of the Institute of Governance at Queens for five years to 2010, and was Professor of Law there from 2004. Prior to her appointment in Belfast, Professor Wheeler held notable positions in Law at both the University of Leeds, and at Birkbeck, University of London.
Professor Wheeler was elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in 2011 and to the Royal Irish Academy in 2013. In the 2017 New Years' Honours list, she was awarded an OBE for services to higher education in Northern Ireland. Professor Wheeler became a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2018.