Dr. Alexandra Plows is a part time Research Fellow working on the AHRC funded Research project Hydrocitizenship http://www.hydrocitizenship.com/. This project is undertaking arts- based participatory approaches to issues of water and citizenship in specific localities, including a North West Wales case study. Alex is also working with Dr Tony Dobbins, Bangor Business School, on a project entitled Anticipatory responses to mass redundancy in the Welsh nuclear power industry , which is mapping stakeholder and worker responses to the forthcoming closure of Wylfa nuclear power station, Anglesey.
She was previously a Research Fellow at WISERD (The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods), School of Social Sciences, Bangor University. Between 2003-2009 she worked at Cardiff University as a Research Associate in the Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen), identifying and theorising public engagement with human genetics/ genomics and related areas of bioscience such as nanotechnology and stem cells.
Prior to these appointments she undertook post doctoral work (Bangor University/ Welsh Assembly Government), defining and evaluating sustainable development criteria at a regional level; and also worked for Keele University on a project researching activist networks, as part of the Democracy and Participation programme. Her PhD focused on UK environmental direct action networks.