Assistant Director of Operations in London and the South-East,
Alison set up and developed the link with the Humanities Division of Oxford University which became the Knowledge Transfer Partnership, ultimately leading to the long-term, high-profile national research partnership. She is an Assistant Director of Operations in the National Trust, overseeing properties in south Hampshire and West Sussex, covering the full range of treasure houses, historically-significant designed landscapes and large tracts of coastline, forest and downland. She studied landscape architecture and later the conservation of historic landscapes at the Architectural Association, and was a senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. She specialises in visitor engagement, particularly in creating access to knowledge for wide and diverse audiences.