Alison is a theatre practitioner and researcher, interested in the uses of participatory arts in education and development and, more recently, disaster resilience. She has been involved in school and community projects across the UK, in Japan and in various African countries.
  • Blog from Fukushima

    I am currently in Japan, on a one-month visit, following up on last year’s research study here as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow. I’m working again with Prof Aya Goto at Fukushima Medical University (FMU), who invited me to lead a series of seminars on sociological approaches to disasters and participatory methods in research, as well as speaking about the work we have been doing with young people here on community resilience building in the wake of the 2011 nuclear disaster.