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Kate Alexander

Kate is a social researcher who has conducted research on a wide range of social policy issues including health, housing and homelessness, child protection, older people, and substance misuse.
Recent projects have included working with George House Trust (a large HIV charity in the north west of England) to evaluate their courses for people with HIV, which aimed to improve their engagement with health services. She is part of the team at the University of Wolverhampton that will conduct an evaluation of the reach of play@home for NHS Scotland
Previous experience includes working as a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Child Protection Research Centre (2007-2012) where she was lead researcher on a study examining the experiences of children in organised sport. She was also principal research officer with the London Research Centre/Greater London Authority, where she developed an expertise in homelessness and special housing needs. In addition, she works as the part time coordinator of Scottish Detainee Visitors, a small charity providing a visiting service to people detained by the immigration service.