Alison joined the School of Education in January 2010. She has a very strong background in Early Years/ Primary education, having taught for many years in a number of primary schools across the West Midlands area. As well as working in senior management positions in schools, Alison also had a wider role, supporting teachers to develop their ICT skills.
Prior to teaching, Alison worked as a government researcher, researching aspects of employment and government based employment training schemes.
Alison is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is also an external examiner within the specialist field of ITE.