Alison qualified as a registered Adult nurse in 2006  working in ICU before making the move to oncology where she worked for 11 years and first developed an interest in palliative care. While working in oncology she had the opportunity to work closely with the palliative care team and was seconded to the team as a staff nurse for 6 months during 2020. She  joined the team permanently as a CNS in  April 2022.