Alison is an independent consultant, facilitator, advocate and researcher in sport for development and social change since 2002. She specializes in learning and MEL capacity building, as well as in gender justice and gender training within sport and development. Alison works with international NGO’s, funders and community organizations on developing MEL, gender and inclusive programming, and learning and impact evaluation. She has significant experience in developing and implementing MEL systems and tools with projects that use sport for youth empowerment, leadership, education and inclusion. Her experience also includes: curriculum and project development, training of sport coaches, digital storytelling and grant writing. Across her work she places emphasis on participatory methods to support organizations in sustainable implementation for social change.
Alison has a Masters in Gender and International Development from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK, and a BA from Wellesley College, USA. Her research has been published in the International Review for the Sociology of Sport and Third World Thematics, as well as featured by the Institute of Development Studies.