Alex is a Professor and Director of the Insurance Work and Health Group in the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine at Monash University. He has a PhD in psychology and a research career spanning senior posts in industry, government and academia. Alex was previously CEO of the Institute for Safety Compensation and Recovery Research and Executive Director of the Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative. He has published widely, led many national and international research projects, and provided technical and policy advice to organisations including government authorities, for-profit and for-purpose initiatives. He is recognised internationally as a leading authority on return to work and injury compensation system policy and practice.

Alex is passionate about the role good work can play in maintaining and improving health, and the role that research can play in supporting good policy and practice. By establishing the Group, and working in partnership with organisations that can effect large-scale change in society, he aims to make a positive impact on the health of Australia’s working age population.

Alex lives in the inner north of Melbourne with his wife Lucy, two children and an old Border Collie named Daisy. He exercises a lot to justify the chocolate and cake.

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