Alison obtained her LL.B (European Legal Studies) from the University of Bristol. She spent a year in Germany as part of her undergraduate degree. She then studied a LL.M (Corporate and Commercial Law) at the London School of Economics. She obtained her PhD from the University of Liverpool. She qualified as a Solicitor and practised commercial law before joining LJMU. She is a joint module leader for Bank and Financial Services Regulation on the LL.B programme.
Alison’s research interests are predominantly in financial regulation and corporate governance. She has published articles and book chapters. Her monograph “Financial stability and prudential regulation: A comparison between the regulators and central banks of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia and Germany” will be published in 2016 with Routledge. She has also appeared in radio programmes. Alison has won a number of awards to date. In 2010, she was runner-up in the British Federation of Women Graduates Travel Bursary Competition. In 2011, she was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship. A year later, she was a joint winner of a Higher Education Authority grant for employability and social media. In 2013, she was awarded an LJMU Early Career Researcher Fellowship. Alison won a Max Planck Society Scholarship in 2015, which enabled her to spend three months at the Max Planck Institute of Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg to conduct research into financial regulation. Alison is an Academic Fellow of the Honorary Society of the Inner Temple. She is a reviewer of the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance.