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Alexander completed his PhD (2015) and Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons I) at The University of Queensland. He moved to Sydney in 2017 and has worked in a wide range of research and teaching roles.

Alexander joined BWA in 2018 and works at the nexus of health, technology, and environment. His research interests include the complex interplay between social identities and health, improving group cooperation and decision-making, increasing the impact of social policy interventions and advancing effective altruism.

He’s passionate about improving the transparency and accessibility of research through the Open Science initiative (where the principles of openness and collaboration in research improves transparency, reliability and impact) and tackling complex policy problems to create lasting change.

Having worked as a lecturer, researcher and supervisor, Alexander has designed and delivered university courses, worked as a researcher and coordinator on a national health project exploring new treatments for drug dependence and has published in social psychological and mental health academic journals.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research area keywords

  • Sustainable Development
  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Collective Behaviour and Collective Decision Making
  • Social Identity
  • Behaviour Change

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