University of Salford Manchester

Alison Blackburn

University Registrar

Alison BlackburnAlison is University Registrar and leads the Directorate of Student and Academic Support which includes the areas of Student Administration, Student Life, Quality and Enhancement, School Operations and the Library, enabling these services to work together to enhance the student experience and to support the diverse requirements of academic Schools.

Alison has held a number of senior roles in UK universities and has worked with other higher education institutions and agencies nationally and internationally on project and consultancy work. Alison is a QAA Reviewer and has extensive experience of QAA methodologies. She is passionate about continuing professional development and is a long-time member of the Association of University Administrators (AUA), for which she has also been a PGCert assessor.