Director of Research
- Mental Health
- Public health
Alexandra is Director of Research at the Policy Institute. She works on a wide range of topics, but her main focus is science policy.
Her recent work includes a series of studies estimating the economic returns of biomedical research, a study mapping the global mental health research funding landscape and a scientometric evaluation of the European Research Council’s portfolio. She has carried out extensive work on the societal impact of research, including a comparison of the relative value researchers and the public place on different kinds of impact.
Alex has expertise in a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and has taught research methods, communications and project management internationally.
She holds an MA in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University and previously worked in psychiatry research at the University of Cambridge. Before joining King’s, Alex spent six years working in policy research and analysis at RAND Europe. She has also worked in impact evaluation for an international NGO.