After graduating from UNSW Alison worked in film and television at the BBC, Film Australia, ABC, and SBS, studied Producing at AFTRS and worked as an independent producer in Sydney before moving to Adelaide to teach Screen Production at Flinders University.
Alison continues to produce, write and direct and is currently in production for a series of documentaries on bullying research in India. Her most recent work is the series Asperger's and Bullying. Her educational resource Come into My World, about Alzheimer's was nominated for an ATOM award in 2009. Alison was the recipient of a C.A.S.S fellowship and has taught internationally at Butler University, Indianapolis, CUHK (Chinese University of Hong Kong) and FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of performing Arts in Prague).
Alison is on the board of ASPERA, and is a corresponding member of CILECT.