Kelly Alliston is a senior nurse with a significant amount of experience of nursing in humanitarian settings.
Kelly completed her nurse training at Manchester University in 2003 where she spent 3 years on a medical/ A&E rotation before relocating to Australia.
Whilst in Australia Kelly worked as a senior nurse in a medical unit and for the Rural and Remote Nursing Services providing healthcare to indigenous communities across the state of Queensland.
In 2008 Kelly returned to the UK (via Nepal where she undertook some voluntary work in a remote health post) and completed a Diploma in Tropical Nursing at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
In 2010 she commenced work for the Italian NGO “EMERGENCY” spending 3 years undertaking placements in Sierra Leone, Sudan and Afghanistan.
Following this Kelly then commenced further studies in midwifery and from 2016- 2017 she also worked as a Clinical Educator teaching nursing skills within a community trust in the UK.
At the beginning of this year, Kelly returned from a placement with MSF working in a trauma centre based near the Syrian border in Jordan. In September this year, she spent some time working with the Finnish Red Cross in a field hospital based in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
In between contracts abroad, Kelly resides in East Anglia. She will be talking about her experiences of working in Afghanistan.