Alison Barrat

Former Director of Communications for the Living Oceans Foundation


Alison grew up in a small fishing village in Scotland, an experience that shaped her views on nature and the ocean, and launched a lifelong passion for wildlife and wild spaces. Her love of the natural world led her to complete a B.Sc. in Zoology at Glasgow University. Since then she has spent the last two decades communicating about the intricacies of life on planet earth.

After completing a master's degree in Film and Documentary production Alison began making natural history films. She has created films for clients including the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, PBS and the National Geographic Channel. She worked for five years for the National Geographic Society producing series that communicated complicated science to diverse audiences and created an iPad app on sharks for Discovery Communications.

While she was the Communications Director at the Living Oceans Foundation, she worked with a range of media to convey the broader scientific and exploratory mission of the foundation. She also wrote for print magazines and online journals, as well as for the Foundation's website and social media platforms, and oversaw all press, films, live broadcasts, and events on behalf of the foundation.