Alison joined the School of Education in January 2010. She is a lecturer on the Primary PG Dip Ed (PGCE Advanced) course. She coordinates and teaches the science and ICT modules on the General Primary and Early Years Initial Teacher Education programmes. Alison has a very strong background in early education, having taught for many years in a number of Primary schools across the West Midlands area. As well a holding various senior management positions within schools, Alison also worked for the local education authority, providing specialst ICT support for teachers.