After several years working and studying as an actuarial trainee in Australia, Allison left the financial mathematics industry to pursue a doctorate in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. During this time she began teaching mathematics and engineering at the University of Tasmania and then at the University of Melbourne. She spent more than a decade researching and publishing mathematics, mainly in the fields of abstract algebra and partial differential equations with applications to Soliton wave equations. During this time she became more interested in mathematics education and started teaching future Mathematics teachers and began researching and publishing in mathematics education.
About a decade ago Allison moved to China to work with gifted and talented sixth form Chinese students wishing to enter Universities in the UK. While in China an opportunity arose to work in a KS1-KS5 British School and she really enjoyed the experience of teaching in this kind of whole school environment. From China she moved to Kazakhstan to work as Head of Mathematics at a prestigious British school and her passion for mathematics education across the secondary years flourished. She then spent a further three years working at the British International School of Bratislava, teaching IB mathematics to a diverse range of international leaners. Coupled with a desire to move closer to Australia, along with a strong desire to move to a school with a true focus on the whole pupil; where an atmosphere of excellence, happiness and success are truly cultivated; she made the choice to come to the British International School of Kuala Lumpur an easy one.