Alison Allam is a social researcher who is primarily interested in social care policy and practice around disability and ageing. Alison grew up in Jersey, and currently lives in York, but often returns back to visit family and friends.
Alison holds two Master’s degrees, one 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 and her thesis focused on the meaning of independence for older people using support services.
Until April 2017, Alison sat on NICE’s quality standards advisory committee and is currently a panel member of the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research Programme and also Research for Patient Benefit Panel. As well as this she is also involved with Older Citizens Advocacy York, working towards developing a pilot scheme aimed at offering advocacy for older women leaving prison.
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