Alison is Head of Learning Resources at The Glasgow School of Art, a position she took up in 2013. Her role covers the Library, Archives and Collections and Learning Technology.

She is the current Chair of the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL) and a Board member for the Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL).

Before taking up her post with the Glasgow School of Art Alison spent many years living in New Zealand. There she was the Director of the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre and the Associate Director of Library Technology Services for Victoria University of Wellington.