Alison is a registered Pharmacist and spent most of her clinical practice in community pharmacy settings, providing pharmacy services and running the businesses she worked in. She always chose to work in communities with high levels of deprivation, specialising in substance misuse and remains driven in all her work by the social injustice of health inequalities.
Her academic career began with a spilt clinical/academic role in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Bradford before eventually making the move to a full time academic role as Programme Leader for the MPharm, leading the team through the introduction of Team Based Learning across the curriculum. Since then, Alison's role has expanded into curriculum development and has led the design, development and implementation of a range of new health and non-health related courses, facilitating cross-faculty working and relationship building with new placement providers.
Alison currently works as Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Health Studies with responsibility for overall quality of the student experience and quality assurance of our undergraduate and postgraduate programme. She also have strategic oversight of placement capacity expansion activity and embedding service user and carer involvement across all curricula.
Alison takes a lead across the Faculty Management Team for mentoring staff through Advance HE Fellowship recognition and collaborative working in education across disciplines within Faculty and across the University. She represents the Faculty on many University governance committees, including Senate, Learning and Teaching Committee and External Examiner and External Expert sub-committee and is involved in many University working groups.
ResearchCollaborative and active learning
Student-led peer learning
Use of social networks to support student experience
Determinants of Health
Pharmacological treatment of pain