University of Sydney
Professor of psychology
Alex has been frustrated by the institutional barriers to scientific progress for twenty-five years now, and been involved in a wide array of initiatives to address them. For example, he was on the founding advisory board of what became the largest open-access journal in the world (PLOS ONE), and served in similar capacities for the Association for Interdisciplinary Meta-research and Open Science, the Free Journal Network, Psychology in Open Access. He is an associate editor of the Wikimedia Foundation's WikiJournal of Science, the University of California Press' open-access journal Collabra:Psychology, and the open-access journal Meta-psychology. He publishes papers about meta-science and open science and also writes about these topics on his blog and on social media (Mastodon, twitter).
Alex received his PhD in psychology from Harvard University and in his laboratory he conducts experiments on visual perception and visual attention that provide insights into how the mind works. He has published papers in this area in Nature, Nature Neuroscience, Current Biology, and other prestigious journals, as well as lower-tier journals that have often done a much better job of promoting open science.