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Before joining King's, Alex taught science in two inner London secondary schools, during this time she was also a form tutor and year group coordinator. Since joining King's, Alex has completed her PhD; "Urban science teachers, exploring how their views and experiences can influence decisions to remain in post or not” (2017). Alex contributes to a number of teaching programmes, PGCE, MA and PhD supervision. In addition to her research on teacher wellbeing, her interests include teacher experiences, department dynamics and teacher retention.


  • Teacher wellbeing
  • Teacher experiences
  • Department dynamics/school context
  • Teacher retention
  • Initial teacher education

For further information please see Alex's  Research Staff Profile.

Alex is a member of the Centre for Research in Education in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics with a specialism in science education.


PhD supervision

Alex would welcome supervision applications in any of the research interests listed above. Current supervision: Ye (Catherine) Cao