Dr Alexandra Albert is a Senior Research Fellow within the co-production and citizen science theme of ActEarly. Her work supports effective co-production and citizen science across the three main pillars of ActEarly, comparing participatory approaches in Tower Hamlets and Bradford. She is based in the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group in the Geography Department at University College London (UCL).
Prior to ActEarly, she worked on the EU H2020 funded Coordination and Support Action: Doing It Together Science (DITOS), helping to organise and deliver citizen science activities across Europe. She completed her PhD in citizen social science in 2019 at the University of Manchester, taking a critical investigatory approach to the practices and processes of citizen social science – namely how people can be mobilised to engage in conducting social research, and the challenges and opportunities of using the data generated to tackle social issues.
Her research interests include citizen science, participatory inventive methods, public sociology, and inclusive development.
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