Alex joined the Department of Politics at the University of Liverpool in 2010. His research focuses on the politics and policy of immigration, and on efforts to combat forced labour and human trafficking. He has worked with a range of government and non-government organisations on research projects and regularly contributes to public debates. He is a founding member of the Forced Labour Monitoring Group (FLMG) www.forcedlabour.org / @FLMGuk and is currently University co-director of the Centre for the Study of International Slavery (CSIS) - a joint centre run with Liverpool's International Slavery Museum.
- ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), 2009)