Alex is completing his DPhil in Law at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford. His thesis investigates the criminal activities and organisational structure of the Big Circle Boys, based on first-hand data derived from field interviews and official documents.
He is the Coordinator of the University of Oxford One Belt One Road (OBOR) Programme and the UNCTAD-Oxford Conference on Consumer Redress. He is also a Research Assistant at the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society and for the Best Practices of Consumer Redress Project.
As a Research Associate in Criminology and Policing Studies at the School of Social Sciences, London Metropolitan University, he examines: human smuggling in the UK through interviews and surveys conducted with Chinese illegal immigrants; corruption in the modern Chinese state by looking at the extent to which organised crime and politics are intertwined.
Criminology; organised crime; mafias; triads; street gangs; criminal networks; network resilience; narcotics trafficking; drug markets; corruption; illegal immigration; human smuggling and trafficking; forensic archaeology; forensic anthropology; crime scene investigation.