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- Job title:
- Assistant Dean
- School of Computing
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About Alison Brown
Alison Brown is committed to giving students a real edge in the computer industry.
She first did a sports science degree but realised she wanted to keep sport as a hobby, not a career. Alison then came to Teesside to do an MSc Information Technology and, after graduating, worked for an engineering company developing a hand-held system for safety inspections on offshore oil and gas rigs.
Later she worked in local government as a network manager, installing networks and computer systems, and providing training for staff. She came to work at Teesside in 1999.
Alison teaches modules on Advanced Networks and Network Management to final year and postgraduate students. It's quite technical, but it's also about aligning what the network infrastructure delivers with what the business requires.
Alison is very interested in encouraging more women to enter the industry. She runs Girls and Gadgets sessions, which bring groups of girls from several local schools to use the University's computing resources.
Outside work she likes running, scuba diving and rock climbing believing you can't beat the Tees Valley area for its opportunities for outdoor activities with the coastline, hills and moors.