Alison is a Postdoctoral Fellow co-appointed at the Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program (the Kirby Institute) and the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW Sydney. In 2018, Alison received her PhD in clinical epidemiology at the Kirby Institute. Her PhD research utilised a mixed-methods approach (quantitative-qualitative design) with a primary focus on liver disease assessment, hepatitis C treatment uptake, and health policy. Prior to her PhD, Alison’s work involved multidisciplinary collaborations with international (WHO, PAHO) and national public health agencies (PHAC, CDC) to facilitate the uptake of evidence-based research in the development of hepatitis C policy, programs, and practices in global health settings.
Alison is also a current Fellow of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) funded program, the Canadian Network on Hepatitis C (CanHepC). Her most recent research is directed at remaining barriers to hepatitis C care in the interferon-free era for people who inject drugs.