Alyson Jenkins – PhD (Sustainability and Global Citizenship/ Adult Education), MA (Education and Research), PGCE, BSc.
Alyson’s varied career has given her opportunities to develop a range of skills, insights, and knowledge in a range of sectors and contexts. Threads running through her work are lifelong learning, research, environment, and community.
Having trained as a teacher and with a degree in geology, Alyson worked initially in development and environmental education working with teachers and in classrooms delivering project work. She taught and wrote on anti-racist practice in education and the links between development and environment. She has worked at the Wales National Wetlands Centre and was the Education Adviser for Wales at the RSPB. One of Alyson’s favourite roles was as the development officer for Community Dance Wales.
Lifelong learning is a key element in Alyson’s work; she has developed courses, taught, and delivered training including in local communities, training tutors and more recently developing curriculum and teaching on a Masters in adult education at an online university in Canada.
Alyson was a project manager in adult education for some years, leading and delivering large (£3 million) European funded projects in Southwest Wales and at Swansea University. She was a research manager in health science at Swansea University and worked in adult education and policy and planning there.
These varied roles supported Alyson’s work as a research and evaluation consultant conducting work ranging from large Wales wide evaluations for the Welsh Government as part of a team, to local authority projects and conducting small scale community project evaluations and research studies.
Recently Alyson trained as a coach – she has an ILM level 7 executive coaching qualification, is an NLP coach and member of the EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council).
Alyson can conduct all her work in Welsh or bilingually– croesawi’r cyfle i weithio yn Gymraeg neu yn ddwyieithog.