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Alison began her career as a District Nurse in Tower Hamlets. Her passion for lower limb wounds and the role of specialist nurses in delivering significant positive change for patients has been captured across her 30 year career. This includes the work she pioneered via the East London Wound Healing Centre, culminating in the development of Accelerate CIC as a spin out social enterprise in 2011, and also her efforts to push boundaries and develop new techniques to improve healing rates and ultimately deliver a reduction in non-healing wounds. Alison has a Masters in Psychology and Health.

Through Accelerate, her speaking engagements, involvement at a national level with the Legs Matter Campaign and strategy for leg ulcer management, she remains true to her mission in life. Her goal is simple and straightforward: to improve lives and prevent harm associated with the management of wounds and lymphoedema for both patients and community nurses. She is a Fellow of the Tissue Viability Society and was awarded an MBE in 2018 for her services to nursing.