Alison Gratton MSc, BSc, MBPsS
Assistant Administrator and Wellness Assistant
Ali is a Wellness Assistant for Sheffield Hallam Wellness, the University's Workplace Wellness Programme, and is also an Assistant Administrator for the Centre for Sport and Exercise Science. Her main areas of interest are using behaviour change techniques to help individuals set and achieve goals and improve their lifestyles, and also the psychological aspects of sport.
Ali graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a First Class Honours in BSc Psychology in 2012. She then graduated with a Distinction in MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology in 2013. Her MSc research project focused on sport injury; in particular the facilitating and debilitating factors that athletes face when returning to sport. This research was presented at the annual conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) in Las Vegas in 2014.
After achieving her MSc, Ali joined the Centre for Sport and Exercise Science (CSES), and the award-winning SHU Wellness team in September 2013 and delivers SHU Wellness health and lifestyle consultations at both City and Collegiate campuses. She is also a key member of the administration team for the SHU Wellness Clinic and CSES.
Within her administrative role, Ali leads the bookings and organisation of SHU Wellness appointments and the SHU Wellness Service Group meeting, for which she is secretary. She also co-ordinates SHU Wellness workshops.
As a Wellness Assistant, Ali ensures that each appointment is delivered in a relaxed, yet professional manner and is tailored to the individual. She has Advanced status in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and has an interest in helping clients to set and achieve goals and improve their lifestyles through the use of MI techniques. She also has Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Outside of SHU, Ali is a fully qualified Instructor for the Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain (TAGB) and British Tae Kwon-Do Council (BTC), and has competed nationally. She applies psychological techniques to both competition and coaching/teaching to improve the performance of herself and also her students.
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Behaviour Change Wellness
Health Checks Physical Activity and Health
SHU Wellness - Workplace Wellness Programme