Dr Alex Barker

Research Fellow (Habilitation for Hearing Loss)

Alex is a Research Fellow investigating habilitation for hearing loss.

Alex studied at the University of Derby graduating in 2010 with a degree in BSc Psychology. He then secured himself a studentship to study at Nottingham Trent University, where he graduated in 2011 with an MSc in Psychological Well-being and Mental Health. In 2012, he was awarded a full time fully funded scholarship by the MS Society to undertake a PhD investigating changes to social identity in people with multiple sclerosis and how this may affect their mood. Specifically, this research focused on how the family can help a person adjust to their identity change and reduce the negative effects of identity change.

Expertise Summary
Alex has considerable knowledge in Social Psychology and Psychological Well-being. Alex’s research experience has involved both qualitative and quantitative methods, often using novel techniques such as eco-mapping.