Alison Robinson

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Geoscience

School of Engineering

Kirkham Building, KM103

+44 (0) 1772 89 3520

Subject Areas: Engineering, Geography and Environment

Alison is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Engineering. Alison primarily teaches geo-environmental and engineering geology and radioactive waste management into the Civil Engineering and Nuclear courses within the School of Engineering and also the Nuclear Technology Education Consortium Masters course. Alison is the course leader for the University of Central Lancashire’s contribution to Nuclear Technology Education Consortium (

Alison is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

On graduating in 1990 Alison worked in exploratory site investigation as a geologist (including as senior geologist on former Department of Transport projects) in a variety of brown and greenfield investigations throughout the UK including overwater, difficult access and confined working. Alison has extensive geological experience of BS5903, British Coal fracture logging schemes and assorted experimental schemes for Mercia Mudstone, Coal Measures, Lias, Chalk, Old Red Sandstone, Millstone Grit and granites, including all post-glacial deposits with extensive experience of Peat and Made Ground geologies.

Experience in brownfield investigations led to working in environmental consultancy specifically dealing with contaminated land from initial investigation though risk assessment of contaminant status to potential remedial action including natural attenuation. Further work was undertaken in the nuclear industries with radiologically contaminated land before moving to the geological aspects of radioactive waste disposal.

Alison joined the University of Central Lancashire in 2007 and concentrates on knowledge transfer from industry to a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

BSc (Joint Hons) Physical Geology and Geomorphology, University of Liverpool, 1990.
Alison is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Teaching activities and responsibilities

BN1506 Engineering Geology (module leader)
BN2506 Soil Mechanics (module leader)
NT2046 Geology (module leader)
BN3506 Geotechnical Engineering
BN3509 Engineering Hydrology
Undergraduate dissertation supervisor (various courses)
NT4033 Environmental Pollution and Control (module leader)
NT4037 Energy Production and Distribution

On behalf of the Nuclear Technology Education Consortium Masters course:
SC4001/ N21 Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes (module leader)
SC4110/ N04 Decommissioning, Radioactive Waste and Environmental Management (module leader)
SC4111/ N02 Nuclear Fuel Cycle (module leader)

Alison is also an Academic Advisor for first year Civil Engineering students.