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 British Research Council Fellow at the Kluge Center, Library of Congress, Washington DC.
As well as being a Lecturer at Middlesex University, Alex is also a Lecturer in Education at UCL Institute of Education.
Alex is interested in supervising doctoral candidates in the following areas
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; higher education policy; and learning in museums and art galleries.
Scopus Author ID: 57193603792
Elwick, Alex and Burnard, Pam and Osgood, Jayne and Huhtinen-Hildén, Laura and Pitt, Jessica (2020) Young children’s experiences of music and soundings in museum spaces: lessons, trends and turns from the literature. Journal of Early Childhood Research , 18 (2). pp. 174-188. ISSN 1476-718X
Elwick, Alex (2020) Alternative universities: speculative design for innovation in higher education by David J. Staley, Baltimore, John Hopkins University Press, 2019, 280 pp., $34.95 (Hardback), ISBN No: 9781421427416 [Book review]. Educational Review . pp. 1-2. ISSN 0013-1911
Elwick, Alex (2020) Valuing diversity in universities: institutional value statements and the reality of student intakes. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management , 42 (3). pp. 269-284. ISSN 1360-080X
De Rijke, Victoria (2019) Love and revolution in the post-truth University. In: Values of the University in a time of uncertainty. Gibbs, Paul and Elwick, Alex and Jameson, Jill , eds. Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 157-170. ISBN 9783030159696
Elwick, Alex (2019) Problematising social mobility in relation to Higher Education policy. Higher Education Quarterly , 73 (4). pp. 507-520. ISSN 0951-5224
Alex has worked on the following externally funded projects and events: