As a learning designer for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Alison supports course coordinators to design, develop, implement and evaluate pedagogical, curriculum and assessment approaches, both online and face-to-face. Her role has a particular focus on the integration of employability skills into teaching and learning programs.

As an educator with 20 years’ experience in schools and education administration across state and independent sectors, Alison has undertaken leadership roles in curriculum, pedagogy, research and elearning. Most recently, she worked as the Principal Project Officer: Australian Curriculum – Humanities and Social Sciences at the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority where she was involved in the Australian Curriculum Review. She has experience – and sustained interest – in action research and evidence-based practice, authentic assessment and building student capacity and wellbeing through metacognitive strategies.

Alison holds a dual undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Arts (English Literature and History majors) and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) from the University of Southern Queensland, alongside a Master of Education from the University of South Australia.