Alison is Senior Research Fellow, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. She has taught art history at various times from her first appointment as a tutor in the Fine Arts Department at the University of Melbourne in the 1970s. In the last decade a major educational program has been the Ways of Seeing seminar, presented to Asialink Leadership program members annually, as well as in tertiary education courses in Australia and internationally. She devised the new Asian Arts Management course at the University of Melbourne in 2011, and has taught similar courses at RMIT and the Chinese University of Hong Kong since. More recently she has taught at the University, and within that at the Victorian College of the Arts, in Asian art history. Her education role has ranged from practical training courses for arts managers, to writing the Australian Arts Museums publication of ‘how to’ be an independent curator, a publication then published in Chinese.