Alison is the Director of the National Institute of Health Research Applied Research Collaboration Wessex – more simply referred to as the ARC.

Alison is a nurse by profession and spent a major part of her career looking at ways to improve the outcomes and experiences of people facing cancer and other life limiting conditions. Especially how best to support patients and families cope with their illness and introducing and evaluating new services that address patients’ supportive and palliative care needs.