Alex is currently employed as a Clinical Research Fellow at Newcastle University. His thesis, jointly supervised by PEALS, was entitled “An Exploration of philosophical problems involved in paediatric research proposals using new genetic technologies.” In this project he identified ethical decision making protocol for doctors and scientists in preparation for clinical trials of this kind. His educational background includes:
Philosophy BA(Hons) MA Jesus College Cambridge 1988-91.
Medicine MB BChir (with distinction) Cambridge 1999.
Medical jobs (paediatrics, medicine, surgery) in East Anglia and London 1999-2003.
Post graduate qualification: MRCPCH
Clinical Genetics registrar Newcastle 2003-4.
Other: teaching (previous teacher of English to speakers of other languages in Prague, teaching of medical students, and junior doctors preparing for postgraduate exams, examiner for Royal College of Physicians, instructor for Advanced Paediatric Life Support Courses).