Alex holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours Class I) and a Bachelor of International and Global Studies. Her honours thesis explored the cognitive mechanisms underlying stereotyping and intergroup conflict via a classical conditioning framework.
Alex previously worked at the University of Newcastle in the Social/Cognitive Psychology lab alongside world class researchers, undertaking complex research into the psychology of intergroup conflict and social behaviour. She has also worked in a private psychology practice, gaining valuable skills in the treatment and diagnosis of mental illness in both children and adults, grief and loss counselling, and mental health promotion.
Alex currently manages several major AHA projects for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). She oversees a team of more than 40 disability professionals assisting with the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
She has also made significant contributions to AHA evaluation projects, including:
Alex manages several key projects to assist with the NDIS roll-out.