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 continued to produce, write and direct while workign at Flinders and her creative work included evidence based documentaries on bullying research and best practice in Australia and in India as well as 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 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).
After taking a voluntary redundancy in January 2019, Alison maintains her academic status with Flinders but has now returned to the film industry. She has since founded Shining Catalina Productions Pty Ltd with internationally acclaimed documentary director Anne Tsoulis and they currently have a feature length documentary in pre production and a TV series in development.
Faculty of Health Sciences Executive Dean's Teaching Excellence Award 2009
Nominated for ATOM Award, Best Instructional/Training Resource, Come Into My World: How to interact with a Person who has Dementia, 2009
Examples of her work can be viewed at Vimeo
Documentary, short drama, directing, 16mm filmmaking, producing, scriptwriting, marketing and distribution, creative research methods. Alison no longer teaches at Flinders University
School of Humanities and Creative Arts Award for Part-time Teaching - APR 2013
Past President and Executive Member, ASPERA (Australian Screen Education and Research Association)
Board Member Media Resource Centre
Corresponding Member CILECT
Committee member Adelaide Swords Club
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