Alison undertook her Adult Nurse training in 1983 and qualified as a State Registered Nurse in 1986. From 1986 until 1995 Alison worked as a Staff Nurse on a Respiratory Medical ward and then a Urological ward at the City General Hospital.

From 1995 until 2000 she worked as a General Practice nurse at a GP Surgery and it was whilst working there that she achieved a Distinction in the Diploma in Nursing Studies.

In 2000 Alison secured a post as a School Nursing Staff Nurse within the Stoke on Trent area and achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing). Alison Worked as a SCPHN and Clinical Practice Educator within the School Nursing Service until May 2013. Alison now works as an Adult Nurse Lecturer and is the Module Lead for the SCPHN Transfer of Fields.

In 2014 Alison successfully completed an MSc in Health Care Education. and is also an independent and supplementary nurse prescriber.
Alison's academic interests focus on Patient Experiences of healthcare and she has presented at International and National conferences. She is also a member of the Service User Group.

Alison is part of a large Simulation Project at Keele University.

Research and scholarship

Alison’s research interests currently lie in the development of Module One and Module Two reflection and solution focused reflection resources. These ambitions expand towards Module Three action learning/ clinical supervision sets.

Alison has an interest in safeguarding children and peer review projects.


-       Undergraduate teaching for adult nursing field

-       Pathway lead for SCPHN (School Nursing-Sept 2014 onwards)

Further information

-       Scoping project of School Nurse Roles and Activities (in collaboration with Staffordshire University, 2006)

-       Assisted with the development of a peer review tool for clinical practice educators in the Stoke on Trent area.


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