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.
Alison has a special interest in child and adolescent development and mental health, adolescent health care issues specifically related to chronic illness and transition and coordinates child and adolescent mental health care education and practice experience for pre-registration Child Field 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.