Allison earned both her Bachelor of Health Science (2010) and Bachelor of Arts with Honours (2011) Anthropology from Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. Following this, she moved to Preston, England and completed her MSc. Forensic Anthropology degree from the University of Central Lancashire (2012).
Allison currently delivers teaching on all three years of the undergraduate BSc. (Hons) Forensic Science and Anthropology and the first two years of the BSc. (Hons) Archaeology programs. She also contributes to foundation entry programs and assists with the MSc. Forensic Anthropology program. Her areas of research interest include early-medieval skeletal assemblages and forensic taphonomy. Her current research is focused on the establishment of biological similarity between individuals within early medieval skeletal assemblages by examination of their dentition. She also maintains an interest in forensic taphonomy; the decomposition process of human remains and factors that may affect it.
In 2013 Allison achieved accreditation status as a Forensic Anthropologist in the UK, FA Cert-III and has assisted local constabularies with casework.