Research & Evaluation
Alex Hetherington joined Skills for Health in January 2022, bringing with him a wealth of expertise in skills development, training, and education research. In his previous role as a Researcher at the School of Education, within the University of Sheffield, Alex specialised in modern curriculum design across a variety of disciplines, and developments in education in response to new technologies.
His most recent work has taken on a policy focus, where he has engaged in a sector-level investigation of the impacts of Brexit on UK higher education institutions, and how these impacts may overlap with other sectors of work and society.
Alex has substantial experience as a mixed-methods researcher – trained and adept in conducting literature reviews, interviews, focus groups, surveys, as well as participant and non-participant observations. His skills as a field researcher are complemented by his expertise in analysing and synthesising data using tools such as NVivo and SPSS.