Mary Allison (PhD student)
Thesis title: Realist Synthesis and Evaluation of Step Count Challenge
Professional with 30yrs experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of large scale, complex social change programmes in sport and in public health.
Senior manager with Board level experience leading organisation change: public and third sector mergers, re-structuring and re-locations.
Currently taking a 3yr ‘career break’ to complete an ESRC funded PhD related to workplace health and wellbeing.
MSc Sport and Physical Education, University of Edinburgh, 1998-2000
BA (Hons 2:1) Recreation Management, University of Edinburgh, 1983-1987
Responsibilities & affiliations
Director, Breast Cancer Now, London & Edinburgh, 2015-2017
Director of Strategic Planning, sportscotland, Glasgow, 2010-2015
Director of National Delivery, NHS Health Scotland, Edinburgh, 2005-2010
Policy Advisor, Scottish Government Health Department, Edinburgh, 2002-2005
Senior Research Rellow, Centre for Leisure and Tourism Research, Edinburgh, 1992-2000
Senior Research Manager, The Sports Council GB, London, 1989-1991
Researcher, Centre for Leisure and Tourism Research, Edinburgh, 1987-1989
Professional service (voluntary)
Lay Member, Court of the University of Stirling, 2019 to date
Chair, Board of Trustees, Stirling Student Union, 2018 to date (and Board member from 2015)
Board Member, Scottish Cancer Innovation Strategic Management Board, 2017 to date
Board Director (non-exec), Community Enterprise in Scotland Group 2011-2017
Panel Member, Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2011-2014
Panel member, Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), 2005-2008
Former Director (non-exec) of a wide range of charities (Paths for All, Scottish Youth Dance, Greenspace Scotland, Scottish Hockey).
In the press
Paths for All Podcast Series: Voices of The Walk
Blog: Calm Your Mind and Boost Your Focus with a Walk
Blog: Team Work - Friendly Fun or Fearsome Fighters
Blog: Walking to Wellness at Work