Chloe Alexander is currently a NIHR School for Social Care Research Fellow in the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology. She is part of a research team looking at the role of social enterprises in social care.
Her PhD research was an ethnography of young carers’ family life. It presented an account of the public and private politics of care that shaped the carer role at the intersections of disability, age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and class. Her PhD was funded by the School for Social Policy Studentship and received the Social Policy Association Excellence in Doctoral Research Award 2020.
As Postdoctoral Policy Impact Fellow, she held discussions with young carers about the findings and how these reflect on the experiences of other families.
Chloe Alexander has taught social research methods and delivered seminars and lectures on the subjects of gender and sexuality, feminist perspectives on social policy, third sector campaigning and sociological theory.
Prior to her research she worked as a policy analyst, project coordinator and campaigner in the third sector. Her work included advocating for people receiving mental health services, women in prison, socially excluded parents and young adult carers.