Alison teaches across a range of pre and post registration modules within the school of nursing. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Clinically her expertise is within the field of Critical Care Nursing, with a specific interest in end of life care within this challenging environment.
Within the University of Central Lancashire, Alison currently holds the post of year 3 lead. This involves supporting 3rd year students as they approach course completion. She has published from her MSc dissertation literature review in the British Journal of Nursing (2017) and as a co author in Nursing Standard (2019). Additional role responsibilities include being an Academic Advisor and source of pastoral support to students throughout their 3 year course. Undertaking module leadership and supporting a module team. Mentoring other academic staff to attain Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and supporting new members of staff.
Alison is a prime example of the UCLan ethos to foster home grown talent. She studied at UCLan between 2005-2008 as a diploma entry nursing student. Her first staff nurse post was within a Critical Care unit in the North West of England where she remained and was promoted to become a sister in charge. The unit cared for a complex mixture of surgical and medical patients allowing a broad range of nursing knowledge and experience to form. During this time she continued to study and attained a Critical Care Advanced Certificate, BSc in Professional Nursing Practice and then her MSc in Nursing; all through further study at UCLan. In 2015 following an 18 month shared secondment for skills teaching between her NHS trust and UCLan; Alison gained her full time lecturing role within UCLan. She maintains an Honorary contract within her trust and clinical relationships through her Academic Assessor role for the students in training. Within Academia she has continued to develop her knowledge base and worked to achieve her FHEA status. She became a Senior Lecturer in 2018 and continues to support new colleagues as they enter academia.
- FHEA, University of Central Lancashire, February 2019
- Registered Adult Nurse – Revalidated with NMC, March 2020
- MSc Nursing (Merit) at University of Central Lancashire , 2016
- BSc Professional Practice (Award; 2:1), University of Central Lancashire, 2011
- DipHe Adult Nursing (Distinction) University of Central Lancashire, 2008
- Advanced Certificate- Critical care (Pass), University of Central Lancashire, 2011
- Teaching Toolkit (Pass) (AFHEA), University of Central Lancashire, 2015
- Critical Care nursing and nursing in the acute environment
- End of Life care
- Role of the Nurse Educator (clinical skills teacher)
- Registrant of the Nursing and Midwifery council (revalidation March 2020)
- Member of the Royal College of Nursing
- Member of the University and Colleges Union