BSc, MA, PGCert, CELTA
Senior Lecturer – CPD
Office: Ormskirk campus, H218
Phone: 01695 650815
Alison gained a BSc. Honours in Computational Linguistics and Modern Foreign Languages from the University of Manchester’s Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1994, an MA in Applied Linguistics from York University, Toronto in 2005, and is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge where her research focuses on the impact of higher education provision on the professional practices of adult students.
Alison also holds a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), a PG Cert. in Teaching Japanese from the Japanese Ministry of Education, a Licentiate Diploma in TESOL from Trinity College, London and a PG Cert. in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from Edge Hill University.
Alison has over 20 years of teaching and teacher-training experience, in France, Spain, Japan and Canada. Positions held include English teacher on the Ministry of Education JET Program in Japan; Head of Business English, TOEIC & TOEFL Preparation Courses, at NOVA Language Schools in Tokyo; Head of Native-Speaking English teachers at Sagami Women’s University-High School, Japan; Lecturer in Japanese Language Studies and Course Director for Japanese Cultural Studies at York University in Toronto and Blended Learning Instructional Designer for Trainer Development at the North Western Deanery of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education. Alison joined the Clinical Education department at Edge Hill University in 2009.
In Japan, Alison was commissioned to write four books in Japanese, published between 1997 and 2002. At York University in Toronto, Alison produced, developed and evaluated Moodle based eLearning packages for undergraduates and her research explored identity shifts in second language use.
Her current teaching focus is the development of Clinical and Educational Supervisors as defined by the GMC, and the use of simulation to support clinical learning. Alison is the Programme Leader for the PG Cert. in Simulation and Clinical Learning.