Dr Alexandra Albert is a social researcher based in the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group in the Geography Department at University College London (UCL). She is currently a post doctoral researcher on the Medical Research Council-funded ActEarly UK Preventative Research Partnership, examining citizen science and coproduction in health, comparing approaches in Tower Hamlets and Bradford.
Prior to ActEarly, she worked on the EU H2020 funded Coordination and Support Action: Doing It Together Science (DITOS), helping to organise and deliver citizen science activities across Europe. She completed her PhD in citizen social science in 2019, taking a critical investigatory approach to the practices and processes of citizen social science – namely how people can be mobilised to engage in conducting social research, and the challenges and opportunities of using the data generated to tackle social issues.
Her research interests include citizen science, participatory inventive methods, public sociology, and inclusive development.