Alison trained as Registered General Nurse in London before specialising in Children’s Nursing in Leeds where she worked in children’s oncology, paediatric surgery and children’s medical and surgical day care. With a special interest in the psychological health care needs of children and adolescents in hospital, she completed a BA Hons in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 1998, here at the University of York.
In 2000 she joined the Department of Health Sciences and completed her MSc in Health Professional Education in 2007. Alison has experience of teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and is currently the lead for the 1sy year Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Health and Wellbeing module.
Alison has a special interest in infant and early years, child and adolescent development. She is passionate about infant, child and adolescent mental health and adolescent health issues specifically related to chronic illness and transition. Alison also has many years of experience coordinating child and adolescent mental health care education and practice experience for pre-registration nursing students.
A particular area of interest also lies in the development and delivery of interprofessional education activities with nursing, midwifery and social work students.
External Examiner to University of Leicester (MSci Leadership with Dual Registration (Child and Mental Health)).