Alex is the Director of Services of the National Ugly Mugs Scheme (NUM). Prior to his current role, Alex worked as a senior researcher and adviser in the House of Commons for six years. Following on from a National Ugly Mugs development project, he was appointed by UK Network of Sex Work Projects to oversee the set-up and development of the NUM pilot – he has been running the scheme ever since. Alex was runner-up as “Inspiring Individual” at the National Personal Safety Awards 2014 and “Influencer” in the DSC Social Change Awards 2014.
He is also a postgraduate research student at Northumbria University researching the policing of prostitution and is a board member of Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH) and Survivors Manchester.
Prior his work with NUM, he worked as a political adviser in the House of Commons for seven years and has run a number of successful general election campaigns. He has also worked as a consultant for third sector organisations supporting them in raising awareness about key issues amongst parliamentarians and government ministers and campaigning to influence legislation. He is a published writer and has been a campaigner for equality for all of his adult life.