Cooke Associates is a network of consultants delivering to three sectors; Sports Engineering, Sustainable Engineering and Management Development.

Alison gives lectures for a number of organisations based on her engineering experience, including for Carnival UK on cruise ships. The slides for these talks can be found at the links below:

Alison was until recently (2011-2019) a trustee of the Mayden Foundation: a not for profit charity whose primary objective is to provide free-to-use web information services for the public benefit. For more information, and to look at the projects that the foundation is working on, follow this link.

Sustainable Engineering

Dr Alison Cooke, founder of Cooke Associates, is currently working in the following areas:

  • Future Climate – Engineering Solutions (FC-ES): FC-ES is a network of engineering associations around the world who are working together to analyse technical solutions and develop national climate action plans for their home countries. The challenge is to find solutions that will create a low carbon society. This took Alison to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2010, 2011 and 2016. Dr Cooke also attended the third European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) in Glasgow in June 2017.
  • Most recently, Alison Cooke has been involved with public engagement, giving talks in relation to current sustainable engineering and climate solutions. These have been in coordination with People Power Social Club (PPL PWR) in May and June 2020, the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP21) at the start of 2016 in Paris on behalf of FC-ES, and for 'Carnival UK Group'. More details can be found on the Sustainable Engineering pages. Video links to People Power talks below.

Previously, Dr Alison Cooke has worked in the following areas:

  • Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment (EEBE): this project looked at how energy would be used in buildings in 2050, what are and how to overcome the barriers to energy efficiency and how policy can improve energy efficiency in buildings.
  • The Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CISL): CISL is an institution dedicated to working with leaders from business, government and civil society on the critical global challenges of the 21st century.

1. Energy & Climate Change - PPL PWR SCL CLB

2. Climate Change & the UN - PPL PWR SCL CLB

3. Sustainable energy - PPL PWR SCL CLB

Sports Engineering

In 2013, the Sports Engineering educational resources developed by Cooke Associates were made available in the eLibrary of the National STEM Centre of the University of York, in association with Mayden Foundation:

Sports Engineering projects range from creation of a number of interactive education packages to consultancy on development of wingsail technology.

Alison Cooke, the founder of Cooke Associates, was until 2005 a member of the Executive Committee of the International Sports Engineering Association, which manages the journal Sports Engineering and related conferences, this included being a member of its editorial board. She was also Director of Sports Engineering Research at Cambridge University from 1999-2000.

Management Development

Management Development Projects include:

Alison Cooke was an industrial tutor and course leader for Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management (ISM – previously ACDMM) at Cambridge. In this post she managed in excess of 120 collaborative projects with industry ranging from multinational companies to small high tech companies. From 1991 to 1994 she was also the RTZ Industrial Fellow in Manufacturing Strategy.