Alison Branagan is an author and visual arts consultant. Over the last 15 years she has written several books and has studied different approaches to teaching enterprise theory and practical skills. Since 1999 she has established a number of business, entrepreneurship and self-promotion courses at a number of London universities including Central Saint Martins and guest lectures at a number of other universities and arts organisations. She has a Masters degree in Applied Art and Visual Culture, is an Associate of the Institute of Consulting, a Member of the Society of Authors and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is also an associate of The Design Trust and is currently a mentor on the Crafts Council’s Injection Programme.