Alison spent four formative years as a publican in her twenties after deciding to take a sabbatical from her career in the telecommunications sector.
A life-changing experience, learning the hard way about the reality of the pubco tied model, this experience led to pub campaigning, environmental campaigning, a politics degree as a mature student, and finally a career in the cultural sector as a museums consultant. Alison played a key role in Fair Deal for Your Local campaign in the run-up to the key vote on the Market Rent Only option in 2014.
Her work involves project and programme management for new museum projects, research and evaluation, fundraising, troubleshooting, community engagement, business planning, mentoring, and business planning.
Alison is also a doctoral researcher at Bournemouth University, researching public engagement in cultural organisations and cultural regeneration. She is a trustee of Lyme Regis Museum and Friends of the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs.
Alison is a recent convert to triathlon and is missing the pub stops on the bike leg of the long weekend training ride.