Director of Education for Sustainability (EfS) at Anglia Ruskin University
Alison is Director of Education for Sustainability (EfS) at Anglia Ruskin University and leads the EfS research theme at the Global Sustainability Institute (GSI). She is also Course Leader for the MSc Sustainability
Alison started her academic career as a physical geographer and has always been interested in the interconnections between the natural world and human societies. Following a career at a number of University Departments and as an independent environmental consultant, in 2011 she joined the GSI to take up the post of Director of Education for Sustainability. Alison is particularly interested in how education, both formal and informal, can help prepare individuals to bring about change for a more sustainable future, and how educational institutions can facilitate this process
Alison has a close working relationship with SOS-UK, including as a member of the Responsible Futures Advisory Group. In 2017 ARU gained accreditation as a RF institution and in 2019 became one of 3 RF host partnerships.