Alison initially qualified in 1999 having completed her Adult Nurse Education at Aintree Hospital, Liverpool. On qualifying, Alison came to live in North Wales and quickly gained the post of community staff nurse within Conwy and Denbighshire. Whilst working as a community nurse Alison successfully completed her BSc (Hons) in Applied Community and Health Studies and became a District Nurse. Alison has worked within nurse education for many years, initially as a Lecturer Practitioner in Primary Care before progressing to Senior Lecturer in 2007 and finally Programme Lead for the District Nursing programme in 2011. Alison was honoured to receive the Queen’s Nurse title in 2016 for her continued dedication to community nursing.
In her spare time Alison enjoys walking her two cocker spaniel dogs and enjoys the outdoors with her family. This year Alison has taken up playing golf and more recently enrolled on a Welsh course.
Master of Arts in Education with Distinction Glyndwr University
Post Graduate Certification in Professional Development in Higher Education – PGCPD Glyndwr University
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
BSc (Hons) in Applied Community & Health Specialist Practice Award - District Nursing. Glyndwr University
Diploma in Higher Education (Project 2000)
Registered Nurse (Adult)
Education within District Nursing
Drug calculations and dispelling the fear that undergraduate student nurses have for numeracy and calculations.
2013 - Awarded the Glyndwr University Teaching Fellowship Award for a Numerate Project assisting student nurses to learn drug calculations
Programme Lead for Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing) and Primary Healthcare.
2013 – Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education; “How Collaboration between Nurse Lecturers and Academic Skills Tutors promotes student confidence”.