Alison Lee was not what I was expecting. I knew I was about to speak to a gifted pathologist, but the bright, bubbly, funny young woman who sat opposite me, frankly, blew me away. Every so often you come across people who function on a higher level than us mere mortals, and Alison is certainly that. But her charm comes from being so under-awed by her own achievements, the ‘Oh this? Yeah well, I just thought it would be cool to try it out….’ mentality.