Alison has worked for more than 20 years in the international development and environment sectors, with specialisation in climate change and clean energy.

As Principal Advisor for the past nine years she has led the climate change policy and advocacy agenda at Christian Aid, including calling for a fair deal at COP21 in Paris in 2015, climate action in the SDGs and a shift towards investment in low-carbon energy.

Previously she has worked as public affairs officer with WWF-UK, and at Practical Action as energy specialist.

Her PhD from the University of Edinburgh was a study of rural energy systems in north India and she is the author of a number of books and reports on clean energy, climate change and sustainable development.