Dr Alex Elwick joined Middlesex University in 2016. Previously he was the research officer at Education Development Trust, an education charity and consultancy based in Reading. He has an AHRC-funded PhD in Museum and Gallery Studies (completed in 2013) and has been a RCUK Fellow at the Library of Congress, Washington DC.
PhD 'Non-formal learning in museums and galleries' - Newcastle University
PGCert Higher Education (in progress) - Middlesex University
PGCert Research Training - Newcastle University
MA Art Museum and Gallery Education - Newcastle University
BA Fine Art - Newcastle University
Learning & Teaching Interests
Alex teaches on the BA Education Studies and BA Early Childhood Studies programmes:
EDU2201 Researching Lives: Social Investigation in the Contemporary World
EDU3294 Dissertation Module
From September 2017 he will teach on the MA Higher Education.
He supervises one doctoral candidate:
Johnny Chan - Conflict Resolution amongst College Students and their Peers
He is interested in supervising doctoral candidates in the following areas:
School system research
The use of evidence in education
Research Outputs & Interests
Alex is particularly interested in education policy and the use of research evidence in education. His previous work has focused on education system reform (both in the UK and internationally); school effectiveness and school improvement; the 'digital divide' in education; the use of action research in schools; and learning in museums and art galleries.
Alex is currently working on three externally funded research projects:
'Equality, diversity and inclusion' - research into the British Council's internal and external approach to EDI across a number of countries, including Ghana, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and Jordan (funded by the British Council)