Professor Alison Hodge


Alison trained as a research physicist at the University of Reading. After postdoc positions in the UK and France, her career included pioneering research, management of applied research and strategic direction of specific programmes for Government and industry. The latter part of her career was as Professor of Engineering Leadership and Associate Dean at Aston University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

She has been an enthusiastic ambassador for women in science and engineering since her own student days, and the need for these STEM skills.  She has contributed widely to Government, industry and professional institutions. She has been a member of Council of the Institute of Physics and a member of Council of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.  Her MBE was awarded for Services to the Institute of Physics.