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Alison is a final year PhD student within the School of Psychology at the University of Worcester. Her main research interest is career development and change, and she is conducting a qualitative study which explores the value of informal learning and development processes to the career success of transformational career changers.
Alison’s supervisors are Dr Catharine Ross, Professor Jan Francis-Smythe and Dr Kazia Anderson.
Alison is a member of the Social Psychology of Education Research Interest Group (SPERG) and was Chair of the Post-Graduate Research Student Conference Committee 2018-19. Alison has also worked alongside the University of Worcester PGCE Secondary team, delivering/assessing Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and National Professional Qualification (NPQ) programmes.
Prior to starting her PhD, Alison worked in Human Resource Development and Teaching.
- PG Certificate in Research Methods, 2019, University of Worcester
- NPQSL, 2015, National College for Teaching and Leadership
- MSc Occupational Psychology (Merit), 2008, University of Leicester
- MEd, 2006, The Open University
- PGCE, 2005, Newman University
- BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2003, The Open University
- BPS Occupational Testing Ability and Personality (Level A and B)
- Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)