Alex is currently a research associate at the Institute of Criminology He previously taught courses in quantitative methods to graduate students from a range of disciplines across the university and coordinated the quantitative methods provision in the SSRMC programme. Prior to arriving in Cambridge, Alex worked for several years as a researcher at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford, before completing his D.Phil. in Sociology also at Oxford. Alex was the managing editor of the European Journal of Criminology 2006-2011.
Alex's research interests lie in criminology and criminal justice, specifically: assessing theories of crime, understanding/improving risk management in criminal justice and substance use by adolescents. His current research projects relate to collective efficacy and violence; the treatment effects of school exclusion; and evaluating the impact of a re-housing programme for women prisoners.