Alison a Gomeroi woman from the NSW floodplain fringe, graduated with an LLM from Harvard in 2017. She was awarded the the Deans Scholar Prize for the Race, Gender and Criminal Law unit, which is awarded to LLM students in recognition of outstanding work in their first year international and comparative law courses.
She completed a BA (Writing and Cultural Studies) and LLB (Hons I) at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2016. She was the 2015 National Law Student of the Year, 2011-2014 UTS Law Equity Scholarship recipient, and the 2015 Kuril Dhagun Indigenous Writing Fellowship recipient.
Alison has written two books, ‘Lemons in the Chicken Wire’, winner of the 2015 black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship and 'Blakwork' which was shortlisted for the 2019 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards.
Alison is currently a Research Fellow at the Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research, University of Technology Sydney.
Alison was a participant in the Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour in 2016, and you can read about her experiences on the Tour here.