Alex is a specialist in parliamentary procedure and reform, including legislative process and financial scrutiny, parliamentary committees, and parliamentary and constitutional reform. He was the Hansard Society’s Director of the Parliament and Government Programme. Previously, he was a Committee Specialist for a House of Commons Select Committee and also worked in the House of Commons Library.
Alex has published a wide range of books and articles on parliamentary issues including: Systematic Scrutiny, Reforming the Select Committees (2000), Parliament and the Public Purse (2000), Parliament, Politics and Law Making, (main contributor and editor, 2004), The Fiscal Maze: Parliament, Government and Public Money (lead author, 2006), Law in the Making (co-author, 2008). Alex holds an M.Sc. in social policy from the London School of Economics.