Before joining The Girls' Network Alison worked at BBC Newcastle producing and managing the award-winning public tours of the studios. Having worked in media and performance between London and Newcastle, Alison is keen to highlight the opportunities for girls breaking down the perceived barriers between North and South. She studied Film, Theatre and Literature at university.

Alison has a Cockerpoo called ‘Wilma Wu’ -  a compromise between Sensei Wu (Lego Ninjago) and Wilma Flintstone.

Her dream mentor would be the fictional character Scarlett O’Hara, because her resilience and drive to succeed never cease.

[email protected] @allan_TGN