Dr Alison Sarah Jane Prosser

Personal Details

Dr Alison Sarah Jane Prosser MBBS FCAnaes

03/02/1958 to 27/10/2002

Place of birth: Wolverhampton

Nationality: British

CRN: 542847

Education and qualifications

General education

Redlands High School, Bristol; Newcastle upon Tyne University

Primary medical qualification(s)

MBBS, Newcastle, 1980

Initial Fellowship and type

FCAnaes by Examination

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)


Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

After qualifying Alison Prosser worked as a general medical officer at Holy Cross Hospital, in The Transkei in 1983, before returning to the UK to train in anaesthesia in Bristol and Wessex including Portsmouth. She worked as a clinical assistant in the latter centre for a time before completing her training and being appointed to a consultant post in 1995.

Professional interests and activities

As a consultant she specialised in chronic pain work, and was also an effective departmental chair (1999-2002). In 1996 she continued the quest for adventure she started in Africa by undertaking a period of voluntary work in war-torn Bosnia.

Other biographical information

Alison efficiently combined work with parenting and still found time for more hobbies than most people: walking, nature, cooking, tennis, animals, music and foreign travel. She died of complications of Ehler’s Danlos syndrome, leaving her parents, a son and a sister, Ros Woodcock.

Author and Sources

Author: Robert Julian Palmer

Sources and any other comments: Burden RL. Obituary. BMJ 2003; 326: 935 | Newcastle upon Tyne Medical School archive. Photograph available on http://www.bearmead.co.uk/padelis.htm#085