Allison currently serves as the Senior Manager for Communications & Strategic Planning. She first joined the IIJ team in 2016 as a Programme Manager, where she managed the Global Central Authorities Initiative and launched the Addressing Homegrown Terrorism Initiative. She previously served as a Policy Analyst for the Global Counterterrorism Forum’s (GCTF) Administrative Unit in The Hague, with portfolio responsibility for the Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-RoL) and the Detention and Reintegration (DR) Working Groups. She joined the GCTF from the Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C., where she was a Research & Liaison Officer, then Senior Policy Officer, working on the counter-terrorism, national security and legal portfolios. She has degrees in law and journalism, and a Master’s in International Relations – Peace and Conflict.