Alison project manages the STFC Food Network+ (SFN) and N8 AgriFood in Manchester (N8). Her primary role for each is to help increase membership and develop relationships between the collaborators. This involves encouraging new research partnerships, developing funding applications and uniting different communities in their research goals. Alison maintains complete administrative oversight of each project and facilitates the research projects funded. Alison has worked in administration management and project management at the Universities of Salford and Birmingham prior to this current position.