Alex is a behavioural scientist. She has always been fascinated by what makes people tick – how do people form particular beliefs? Why is it so hard to change (and admit to changing) our minds? Alex has been trying to figure out why we think and do what we think and do for nearly 15 years… and still going! Alex is currently a member of the Senior Leadership Team at one of the UK’s largest banks, working as Head of Behavioural Risk. For four years, she was an elected Councillor (State Congresswoman) in Guildford for the Conservative Party, having won her seat with the largest swing of the night.
She has personally experienced the effects of affective polarization, both in and out of the workplace, for identifying as a Conservative. Alex has a Masters with distinction in Cognitive & Decision Science from University College London (UCL) and is a regular keynote speaker. She co-hosts the successful Changed my Mind podcast and her debut non-fiction book, Poles Apart, will be published with co-authors Alison Goldsworthy and Laura Osborne in 2021.