Alex joined the University of Cumbria in January 2016, having enjoyed a career that encompassed the criminal justice sector, local government, substance misuse and more recently in an international setting at a post graduate university of science and technology in the Middle East.

Alex completed a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Social Ethics at St Martin’s College in 1993, before going on to complete a Masters in Contemporary English Literature at Lancaster University in 1995.  Following this Alex went on to complete a Masters in Applied Social Studies with a Diploma in Social Work in 1998, also at Lancaster University.

Alex’s academic interest lies in policing, the criminal justice system, multi-agency working, the penal system and criminology. He retains an interest in literature, philosophy, ethics and history.

Alex lives in South Cumbria with his family.

Qualifications and memberships

MA, BA (Hons), PG Cert, Dip SW, FHEA

Academic and research interests

Criminology, policing, prisons & punishment, safegaurding, human rights, police education, partnerships.