Alison Gisby

PhD student alison-gisby

PhD Student

School of Psychology

Research Degree Students

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Alison is a final year PhD student within the School of Psychology at the 成人B站.  Her main research interest is career development and change, and she is conducting a qualitative study which explores the value of informal learning and development processes to the career success of transformational career changers

Alison’s supervisors are Dr Catharine Ross, Professor Jan Francis-Smythe and Dr Kazia Anderson.

Alison is a member of the Social Psychology of Education Research Interest Group (SPERG) and was Chair of the Post-Graduate Research Student Conference Committee 2018-19.  Alison has also worked alongside the 成人B站 PGCE Secondary team, delivering/assessing Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and National Professional Qualification (NPQ) programmes.

Prior to starting her PhD, Alison worked in Human Resource Development and Teaching.


  • PG Certificate in Research Methods, 2019, 成人B站
  • NPQSL, 2015, National College for Teaching and Leadership
  • MSc Occupational Psychology (Merit), 2008, University of Leicester
  • MEd, 2006, The Open University
  • PGCE, 2005, Newman University
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2003, The Open University
  • BPS Occupational Testing Ability and Personality (Level A and B)

Professional Bodies

  • Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)