Alexis has a professional background in sexual/reproductive and maternal/child health and HIV/AIDS research and programme management. She’s worked on multiple international MCH programmes in Africa and Asia and undertaken UK-based research with the National Health Service focused predominantly on understanding health behaviour, service access and delivery for vulnerable and marginalised populations. More recently, at Imperial College London's Partnership for Child Development, she provided support for capacity- and partnership-building initiatives with School Health and Nutrition & HIV practitioners and policy-makers across Africa and South(east) Asia.
She holds a BA in Psychology from Hanover College, and two masters degrees in International Maternal and Child Health from UCL's Institute of Child Health (2008) and Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics (2014).
She is currently a PhD candidate in Demography at the LSE, combining her interests in mental health, sexual/reproductive health and MCH, exploring issues of self-harm and suicide in women of reproductive age in low- and middle-income contexts.