Allison is an Associate Fellow at the Saïd Business School. She completed her DPhil in 2012, where she was supervised by Professor Bent Flyvbjerg, and by Professor Steve Rayner, Director of the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS). Her doctoral research focused on the role of ignorance in planning and delivering major programmes, with an empirical focus on the Olympic and Commonwealth Games.
Allison works with major international companies on strategy development and delivery of megaprojects, most recently focussing on a multi-billion dollar project based in Tanzania for energy sector company BG Group. She previously worked at a number of global consulting organisations including Deloitte and Accenture, where she focussed on organisation design and change management for private and public sector clients.
Allison was the recipient of both the BT Centre’s DPhil studentship and the InSIS DPhil studentship. While earning her DPhil, Allison was also awarded a Lectureship in Management at Christ Church, teaching General Management to Economics and Management undergraduate students.
Allison also completed her MSc in Management Research at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, where she received the Dean’s certificate for best overall performance in her MSc class and was jointly awarded the Dan Gowler prize for best MSc dissertation. She also received the prize for best poster presentation in the MSc as judged by faculty and peers.
Allison earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in organisational psychology from McGill University in Canada.
Allison is a guest lecturer on the MSc in Major Programme Management and the MBA.
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