Alison Crowther has over 25 years’ experience as a consultant, trainer, coach and mentor. She is the founder and director of MadeToLast Resilience and helped set up the UK Government’s Sciencewise programme, helping policy makers work with business, third sector representatives and the public to create new policy on issues such as bioenergy, climate change and communicating flood risk.
As well as coaching and mentoring, Alison trains social workers, adoptive parents and foster carers on how to have difficult conversations with children in their care. Alison is particularly interested in how trauma can affect conversations about significant issues – from disinformation to climate anxiety – in children and adults.
Alison chairs The Belay Foundation, a charity that helps families whose children have suffered early life trauma. She has a degree in Music, a Masters in Psychology, a Diploma in Environmental Technology and Public Health, and a deep interest in Positive Psychology and Trauma.