Staff Profiles

Dr Patrick Alexander

Reader in Education & Director, Centre for Educational Consultancy and Development (CECD); Research Lead

School of Education

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Patrick Alexander

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 488466



Patrick Alexander is a social anthropologist specialising in education, childhood and youth studies. Patrick's research and teaching interests include the sociology of schooling, youth and youth subcultures, gender, ethnography, and social theory.

Patrick is Research Lead for the School of Education, with oversight for research and knowledge exhange activity. Patrick is also Director of the Centre for Educational Consultancy and Development (CECD), where he leads consultancy and contract research actvity in the field of education.  

A Fulbright Scholar, Patrick is a Fellow of the RSA, HEA, Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), and a Fellow of International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES). Patrick is also Research Fellow at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford. Patrick is Editor of the journal Teaching Anthropology