Alex Hird

 Alex Hird


Department of International Politics

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Alexandra is a PhD student based between the departments of International Politics and Psychology at Aberystwyth University. She studied a BSc(Hons) International Politics and a MA (by research training) Postcolonial Politics at Aberystwyth University.

She is the Postgraduate Representative for BISA's Emotion in Politics and International Relations Working Group.

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Professional Memberships

  • British International Studies Association (BISA) - Member
  • Centre for Critical Psychology (CC-Psy) – Member
  • International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP) – Member
  • International Studies Association (ISA) – Member



Thesis Title
"What is a Crisis House?" (working title)

Alexandra is working with the mental health charity Platfform on her PhD. Her project explores staff and service users' understandings of a crisis house based in Wales.

Professor Colin McInnes, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University
Professor Sarah Riley, School of Psychology, Massey University
Dr Martine Robson, Department of Psychology, Aberystwyth University

PhD Funding Awards
Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS2)

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Alexandra is the department's Postgraduate Research representative for the Staff Graduate Consultative Committtee, and for the University's Research Committee.