Alison is an experienced HE consultant with a demonstrated history of advising on higher education best practice, new ways of working and hands-on practical support (Planning, Registry/Academic Administration, Information Architecture and Student Management Systems). Before becoming a consultant, Alison worked directly in the sector for over 20 years with the Polytechnics & Colleges Funding Council and various universities. She was also a member of the executive committee of HESPA (Higher Education Strategic Planners Association).
Her strengths include data audit, governance and management, analytical skills, business process improvement, change management, HE Statutory returns, report writing, team development/restructure, mentoring, Higher Education policy and strategy.
She worked as a HESA Data Consultant at Arden University and the University of Bedford during 2020-2021 and is currently Interim Management & Information Manager at The Inns of Court College of Advocacy.
She is a Director of Hammerbeam Limited, providing advice and practical support regarding data management, business processes and analysis, strategic use of data, HESA and HEFCE statutory returns, policy development, change management and team development/restructuring.