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Alison Brown

01642 342655
Job title:
Associate Dean (Marketing & Recruitment)
School of Computing
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About Alison Brown

Alison Brown

Alison Brown
Associate Dean (Marketing & Recruitment), School of Computing
T: 01642 342655

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.

In the news

  • The Long Game
    North East Times County Magazine, 01/04/2016
    Alison Brown features in magazine article.

  • Inspiring women speak to NECC
    Newcastle Journal, 23/12/2015
    Students from Teesside University and NECC Members of the North East Chamber of Commerce got together at an Inspiring Females conference to discuss issues around equality in the North East.

  • University gaming expo
    BBC Radio Tees, Neil Green, 15/05/2014 - 17:28
    School of Computing students are showing off their latest creations.