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 and Course Leader for the FdEng & BEng Nuclear Engineering Science and also the MSc Nuclear Science and Technology within the School of Engineering. Alison primarily teaches geo-environmental and engineering geology and radioactive waste management into the Nuclear and Civil Engineering courses within the School of Engineering and also the Nuclear Technology Education Consortium Masters course.

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 especially nuclear and civil engineering.


  • BSc (Joint Hons) Physical Geology and Geomorphology, University of Liverpool, 1990.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Alison is course leader for the following nuclear courses:

  • FdEng Nuclear Engineering Science,
  • BEng (Hons) Nuclear Engineering Science and
  • MSc Nuclear Science and Technology.

Alison teaches on the following modules:

  • ER1433 Civil Engineering Structures and Geotechnics
  • BN2506 Soil Mechanics
  • SC3303 Nuclear Dissertation (module leader)
  • NT4033 Environmental Pollution and Control (module leader)
  • SC4124 Nuclear Waste Management (module leader)