Alison is the Theme Lead for Applied Life Sciences in the MBBS curriculum.
Alison is a scientist by background and has research experience in microbiology and biochemistry.
Prior to joining HYMS, she was Senior Lecturer in the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Newcastle University. There she pioneered the use of electronic marking and marking criteria, and led the implementation of tablets into teaching. Alison was Newcastle University's Academic Lead for Peer Mentoring for three years and was Admissions Tutor for their undergraduate biology programmes for four years.
As well as achieving Senior Fellowship of the HEA, she has mentored colleagues seeking to achieve either a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practice and/or Fellowship of the HEA themselves.
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Alison leads projects as part of the MBBS Phase I Scholarship and Special Interest Programme as well as contributing to the University of York's Biomedical Science degree programme.
View Alison's publications on ORCID.
Alison is a member of the Microbiology Society's Professional Development Committee. She has been part of the group that has organised the Microbiology Society's "Teaching Microbiology in Higher Education" symposium for the last three years.
In 2018, Alison was awarded Newcastle University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Education Excellence Award in recognition of the impact she had on enhancing the student educational experience. In 2017, she won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching (Science, Agriculture and Engineering Faculty) at Newcastle University Students' Union's student-led Teaching Excellence Awards.