Alexandra is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS). Alex was part of the research team working on Giving Australia 2015-2016, the largest ever Australian study into philanthropic giving. She has more than a decade of experience working in the philanthropic sector in Melbourne, first with one of Australia’s largest private foundations, and then within the charitable trusts team of a national trustee company. Alex's PhD explored the accountability of Public Ancillary Funds. She holds a Master of Business (Research) from QUT looking at the accountability of Private Ancillary Funds, and a Master of Business (Philanthropy and Social Investment) from Swinburne University of Technology.