Alison is Deputy Director with responsibility for diet, nutrition and obesity in the Health and Wellbeing Directorate of Public Health England. Her teams work areas include the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, nutrient composition of foods, scientific advice on nutrition (including the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition), messaging on nutrition, dietary improvement and a programme of work to tackle the nation’s obesity problem. Alison transferred with other nutrition colleagues from the Department of Health in 2013 and before that from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in 2010. Before joining the FSA, in 2001, Alison was an academic at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Alison completed post doctorate research in Oxford and is a registered public health nutritionist.