Alex graduated from Aberystwyth University with a BScEcon in International Politics (First-Class Honours). He went on to do an MA in Research Methods at Durham University (Distinction). He was then awarded an ESRC studentship to pursue a PhD in Politics at Nottingham University.
He has previously taught political theory, the history of political thought, and the models of democracy at the University of Nottingham and the University of Chester.
In his spare time, Alex plays piano and composes music.
Alex’s research focuses on the relationship between reason and emotion, how this has been conceptualised in Western political thought, and expressed in psychiatric practices.
He has expertise and interest in political theory, the history of political thought, mental health, the models of democracy, and social movements.
Alex is also a co-founder and trustee of the Mental Health – Time for Action Foundation (registered charity no. 1191319), and a Community Fellow at the University of Essex.
PIA711: The Making of Modern Britain
Using medical education as a tool to train doctors as social innovators BMJ Innovations (2022)