Alison qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 1990 and since then has specialised in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis. She feels passionately that everyone experiencing psychosis should have access to psychological therapies and aims to achieve this ambition in her role as the National Advisor for Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme within NHS England. Alison also works as the lead for Recovery in TEWV (an NHS Trust in the North East of England) and as a clinician in the local Early Intervention in Psychosis service. Alison was part of the UK’s Schizophrenia Commission and was also involved in the development of the recent update of the NICE guideline for schizophrenia and psychosis.
National Clinical Advisor for Severe Mental Illness, NHS England