Dr Alex F Martin
Alex is an alumnus of the University of Sussex where she attained a BSc in Psychology with Cognitive Science. Alex joined King’s in 2016 and completed an MSc in Psychiatric Research in the Department of Psychosis Studies. She then undertook a PhD in Developmental Psychopathology in the Department of Psychology, investigating the role of fathers in children’s mental health.
Alex joined the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response in 2021 as a PhD Intern, and became a full-time researcher in the Unit in 2022. Her research uses epidemiological and behavioural science approaches to investigate mental health and wellbeing outcomes following disasters and public health interventions.
Alex is a Research Integrity Advisor, which involves working closely with colleagues to promote and uphold a strong culture of research integrity across the College. She is also an academic member of The Men and Boys Coalition.
- Family processes
- Child mental health and wellbeing
- Emergency preparedness and response
- Public health interventions
- Risk and resilience pathways
Alex is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She particularly enjoys teaching research methods and statistics, open science, and ethics in research. Alex is the module leader for two final-year research project modules for the University of London’s online BSc Psychology. She is also a guest lecturer and project supervisor on the Disaster Response Module of the King’s MSc in Mental Health Studies.
The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response, which is a formal partnership between King’s College London and the UK Health Security Agency.