Chloe Alexander

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology
Teaching Associate (Sociology)

Contact details

Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Chloe Alexander is a Teaching Associate in the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology. She also teaches in the Department of Social Work and Social Care.

Her research background is in care work, including qualitative research with care workers and young carers. Her particular research expertise focusses on young carers, policies on care work in the UK and ethnographic and visual research methods.

Chloe previously worked in policy, working with third-sector organisations on topics that included: social care provision for young carers, mental health services, childcare, the criminal justice system and disability rights.


  • MSc Gender and Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • BA History and Politics, University of York


  • Sociological Imagination
  • Social Research I
  • Violence in a Global Context
  • Gender and Sexual Diversity (Widening Horizons Module)
  • Social Identity, Citizenship and Social Work


Current research for her PhD focusses on research on young carers and family. Her thesis is titled: The Public and Private Politics of Care: An Ethnography of Young Carers, Family Life and Policy Presence. 

Previous research 

  • Young adult carers in the UK
  • Mental health commissioning and local engagement
  • Paid care workers and their experiences of unpaid care
  • Availability of childcare for disabled children