Consultant and Executive Coach
Alison Mitchell is an internationally recognised consultant and executive coach working with senior executives, funders and research leaders in organisational capacity building, systems change and talent development, specialising in equality, diversity and inclusion in research cultures. Alison has undertaken research into entrepreneurial behaviours of researchers, and led a nationwide campaign highlighting researchers as entrepreneurs. Alison has worked at senior level with a wide spectrum of education, business, funders and government agencies, maintaining a strong commitment to enhancing opportunities for all. As Director of Development for Vitae, Alison led large scale national programmes for UK Research Councils and Funders to embed researcher development across UK universities and position the UK as world leading in progressive professional development for researchers. Focusing on global challenges, Alison facilitated capacity building in Africa, Australasia, South East Asia, North America and Europe. In addition to consultancy, Alison is Director of Inclusive Development at University of Lincoln with a special interest in inclusive research leadership.