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About the speaker

Alex is a dual-trained development anthropologist and veterinary surgeon who researches networks of knowledge creation between development organisations and marginalised communities. Alex’s PhD explored innovation and adaptation amongst the camel-owning Gabra pastoralists of Northern Kenya, and he is currently developing a postdoctoral study to examine creativity between refugee and host communities in Kakuma Camp, Kenya.

Alex specialises in working with marginalised communities using mixed-methods approaches, most recently developing Social Network Analysis techniques to examine how pastoralists’ attitudes and identities can shape community-led adaptations. Working the RSC Alex will continue to explore how combined network and qualitative techniques can provide new perspectives on refugee creativity.

Alex holds a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) from the Royal Veterinary College, BSc in Medical Physics and MSc in Anthropology, Environment, and Development from University College London, and has recently completed his PhD at the University of Sussex.

Contact

For any enquiries about this event, please contact Susanna Power at vfp@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture

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