Alexy is an expert in the use of social science research in national policy making, and in how evidence and expertise impacts on decision-making. She brings a rounded perspective, having commissioned social research and evaluation; conducted and published her own research in academic journals, reports and books; and led inter-disciplinary social science teams both inside and outside of Government.
Currently, Alexy is the Chief Social Researcher at the Ministry of Justice, together with her jobshare partner Rachel Dubourg. They are also responsible for family justice research and analysis at the Ministry. Previously, Alexy headed up a quasi-academic policy research centre focused on access to justice. She has also been a T.H. Marshall Fellow in European Social Policy, based in Berlin. Alexy has degrees in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics.