Alison is an Associate Research Dietitian at Newcastle University for two studies investigating remission of type 2 diabetes: the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT), and ReTUNE) and an Associate lecturer in Human Nutrition & Dietetics. She has recently taken a post as lead dietitian at Changing Health, working on scalable diabetes and weight management digital health programmes. Alison is an HCPC Registered Dietitian and has specialised in diabetes and weight management since 2009. In addition to her research post Alison holds an honorary contract as a Diabetes Specialist Dietitian with Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust, and is a graduate of the Diabetes UK Clinical Champions Programme. Alison has a personal insight into some of the challenges faced by people living with long-term conditions, having been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes aged eight. Her experience has helped her develop an ethos of empowering patients to understand and be able to manage their own health through the power of lifestyle change.