Alison Allam is a health and social care researcher. Alison’s areas of interest are patient and public involvement and policy and practice developments for disabled and older people. Recent research using mixed methods approaches has focused on the lived experience of adults with chronic illness.
Alison holds two Master’s degrees, in disability studies (Leeds University), and another in social policy (University of York). In 2016, she completed a PhD in social policy and social work (University of York) and her thesis focused on the meaning of independence for older people using support services.
Until April 2017, Alison was a member of NICE’s quality standards advisory committee. Currently, she is a panel member of the NIHR (National Institute of Health Research) Health Services and Delivery Research and the Research for Patient Benefit.
Alison grew up in Jersey, and currently lives in York, but often returns to visit family and friends.
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