Allison is a medical doctor, researcher and educator. She is a fellow with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and has been working throughout the remote Torres Strait in Australia for the past four years. Allison currently works as both a primary care physician and public health medical officer for the Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service in Far North Queensland, Australia.
Allison was awarded a Fulbright Queensland Scholarship to undertake her Masters of Public Health specialising in global health with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2020, where she received the 2021 James H. Ware Award for Public Health Practice.