Alison is an independent practitioner, researcher, sometime activist and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Wildland Research Institute. Interests in wildland are part of life long preoccupations in landscape past, present and future, sustainable land management and use, access to land as in community land trusts and eco settlements, human species relationship with nature and work with all the major land owning and managing agencies, protected landscape guardians and conservation NGOs. Recent preoccupations include:
Improving relationship and practice between academic researchers and community activists to create mutual benefit.
AHRC research network Reflecting on Environmental Change through Site-Based Performance, http://performancefootprint.co.uk/
AHRC research project Walking Interconnections: Performing conversations of sustainability http://walkinginterconnections.com/