Alistair completed his PhD on Asset-Based Community Development and Homelessness in 2016 at the University of Central Lancashire. Alongside his study, he also taught classes at UCLan and the nearby partner institution Runshaw College, as well as Bolton University before taking a full-time position at Liverpool Hope University following the completion of his doctorate. He has taught many different subjects at FE, BA and MA level including Social Policy, Community and Social Care, Health and Well-Being, Health and Social Care, and Youth and Community Work amongst others.

Alistair has also studied at the Freire Institute, and his research interests centre around social justice. He prefers to take an interdisciplinary approach to his work, and is currently working on an analysis of the relationship between Israel and Palestine based on the theories and work of Frantz Fanon, drawing from elements of his PhD research on the nature and different manifestations of 'home' and homelessness. Alistair also undertakes work developing collaborative links and opportunities for students, independent consultancy and project evaluations in the charity sector at organisations such as the Preston Muslim Forum.

Current and recent projects include:

·  Organising the annual Run for Hope charity event which raised much appreciated funds in 2018 for the Whitechapel Centre, a local Liverpool homelessness charity

·  Assisting to organise and presenting at The Legacy of Fanon Conference at Liverpool Hope University

·  Developing and teaching on a new Foundation level course in Social Sciences at Liverpool Hope University