Alison is the Editorial Director of the World Congress of Science and Factual (TV) Producers, (see www.wcsfp.com) a role she has held for over a decade. This annual international conference is the pre eminent event for broadcasters and producers in “specialist” factual programming , with an emphasis on science and history – a unique forum to share experiences and ideas about the latest trends in our genre and to create and nurture binding business relationships and co production partnerships. Previously she played a leading role in producing and commissioning science TV programs in Australia, including six years as Series Producer and then Executive Producer ABC TV Science Unit( Quantum, A Question of Survival, Hot Chips.) While in this role she helped develop National science week, themed programming across ABC networks as part of a national event to promote awareness of science and is a founder member and past President of the Australian Science Communicators. In addition to her World Congress commitments, Alison freelances as a writer and script editor, most recently as co author of the books “Making Couples Happy” based on the 2013 ABC TV series of the same name, and Eight steps to happiness .