Alex works at the intersection of research, policy and journalism, attempting to improve the lives of young people through knowledge, training and expression.
At youthpolicy.org, Alex leads on consultancy projects, supporting national governments and UN agencies to design, implement and evaluate national youth policies, through research, training and events. He is a contributing writer and editor for the site, as well as researcher into youth and public policies.
Alex is currently completing his MSc in Organizational Behaviour at Birkbeck College, Uni. Of London, with a research project explore the career expectations, and narratives of the millennial generation in today’s workforce. Alex takes an organisational change and development perspective, seeing that as crucial to better responding with services, policies and programmes that are relevant to young people.
With a background in youth participation and democracy, Alex worked for the National Youth Agency and the British Youth Council, as well as freelancing extensively with organisations in the youth development sector. As a campaigner, Alex was Co-Director of the UK Youth Climate Coalition and is a freelance trainer and facilitator with young activists on campaign skills and social action projects, and with organisations to strengthen campaign strategy and evaluate their impact.
Originally trained as an actor, Alex uses his skills in front of the camera to present documentaries and short summaries of international events, as well as using role-play theatre as part of organisational training and tackling youth issues in UK schools. A loud voice also comes in handy when facilitating!