University of East London
Alison has worked in the Childhood department at University of Suffolk for over three years, teaching on a variety of modules relating to psychology and sociology of childhood. She has an interest in special needs, in particular autism spectrum disorders. She also has experience in play therapy for children with autism having worked in a number of different education settings in the past. Alison is also a counsellor and a coach and so brings a therapeutic approach to all she does. Alison’s research interests are in resilience, and involve creating a kinder, more inclusive message in the narrative around this topic. She has recently passed her PhD viva on this topic, having completed a study on resilience with mothers of children on the autistic spectrum, which proposes a new conceptual framework model of resilience.