Alyson no longer works at IDS. Previously she was the Senior Gender Convenor and BRIDGE manager at IDS. She is a social anthropologist by training. Her specialist area is gender and migration, with a focus on South East Asia – particularly Thailand.
Alyson has worked in the non-governmental sector in Thailand, focusing on women’s and children’s rights issues in the Mekong region. Other roles include Programme and Communications Coordinator for Imp-Act, a research programme with the aim of improving the impacts of microfinance in developing countries.