• Director of Human Resources

    Alison Cross

    Alison Cross

    Alison is Director of Human Resources at Oxford Brookes University.

    Before joining Oxford Brookes, Alison was Deputy Chief Executive of the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA). Prior to that she held a range of roles in HR at the University of Oxford, including Head of Personnel Services, Head of HR Policy and Systems and Equal Opportunities Officer.

    Alison is a graduate of Durham University, has a Master’s degree from Cranfield University and is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD. Her early career was spent in the Civil Service. She has also worked in the international development including four years in Tanzania.

    As Director of Human Resources, Alison provides strategic leadership for people management and HR operations at Oxford Brookes. The HR Directorate covers HR management, staff and educational development, health and safety, and the University nursery. Alison is a member of the Executive Committee of Universities HR (UHR).

    Alison joined Oxford Brookes in March 2014.