Alison started her career as a research scientist, namely as a biochemist, and worked for nine years on various cutting-edge medical research projects in different English universities. After a break for family, she trained to teach primary children and has taught all ages from reception to year 6 and was science subject leader at her school in Devon and led the school to a PSQM Silver Award in 2013. She was awarded the Primary Science Teaching Award in 2014.
Since 2016, Alison has been the PSTT Area Mentor for the South West supporting PSTT Fellows in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. In 2018, Alison took on a new challenge for the Trust as Website Resources Developer. Alison’s expertise in primary science includes assessment of primary science, types of science enquiry, using floorbooks, famous scientists, and cutting-edge science research. She would be delighted to hear from anyone wanting to develop science teaching in these areas.