After completing a BSc (Hons) in Environmental and Human Biology, Alison qualified as a nurse in 1989. Following qualification Alison worked in a variety of nursing roles within acute neurosurgery and critical care. When she first joined the department Alison worked as a lecturer practitioner. Alison undertook a MA in Education by research in 2008 looking at the experiences of student nurses undertaking a day long high fidelity clinical simulation.
Alison has a specific interest in student welfare and support and is a member of the university’s Student Experience Committee.
Alison is also a qualified professional work-place coach and is one of the accredited coaches supporting the university’s coaching initiative for all staff.
Alison is interested in supervising PhDs in the field of high fidelity clinical simulation.