PhD, MSc(Health), BSc(Hons), PGCHPE, SFHEA, RGN, RNT, V300.
Alison undertook her nursing degree at Edinburgh University, graduating in 1992. Since then she has worked in a range of acute settings including intensive care, emergency medicine and acute medicine, finally developing as an autonomous practitioner in respiratory medicine.
She moved to academia in 2006 and first worked at Staffordshire University before moving to Keele University in 2008. Here she developed a suite of courses on non medical prescribing, which she continually enhanced and led for 11 years, Gaining national recognition of her innovative curriculum designs and concepts with the NMC and HCPC.
She gained her senior lecturer promotion in 2018 and 2019 moved to work in the School of Medicine to implement the new Physician Associate programme, which develops effective and efficient Physician Associates to integrate into the workforce of the health service.
She also leads on the development of the new FMHS professional doctorate programme, which provides a collaborative approach to doctoral education. As an experienced PHD/doctoral supervisor she uses her knowledge alongside her own experience to provide excellent support for her students. Gaining nominations for best PhD Supervisor of the year in 2019
Research and scholarship
Alison's research focuses mainly in respiratory medicine, on the long term management of asthma and COPD, with an interest in the psychological aspects of such care. She was the runner up in the RCN's Akinsanya Award for PhD studies in 2008 for her PhD. She also has a growing interest in pedagogical research in health professional education.
Although moving into academia she still retains her clinical contact via her research with clinical colleagues in respiratory medicine.
She is a member of the British Thoracic Society Education and Development Committee and was previously a QA reviewer with the NMC for non medical prescribing programmes across the UK.
She is also a senior fellow with the Higher Education Academy
Full Publications Listshow
Nursing in General Practice; the toolkit for nurses and health care assistants. Radcliffe Publishing.2007.
Chronic venous leg ulcer care – are we missing a vital piece of the jigsaw?. Wounds UK, 30-37, vol. 13(1). full text>2017.
Identifying the development needs of community matrons. Nurs Times, 36-38, vol. 102(37). link>2006.
Nurse-led management of severe asthma. Airways Journal, 92-97, vol. 3(2).2005.
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