Alex Lloyd

OPENx winner, youth justice activist and rock climber

Alex is a youth justice advocate and associate lecturer in psychology at the University of East London. More recently, he has been working with young offenders from Hackney and Islington in his role as a Community Panel Member on their youth offending team. Alex engages with convicted delinquents to help them action their community-based sentences. His objective is to help young offenders repair the harm caused by crime. In his capacity as a psychology associate lecturer, he has conducted research on adolescent risk behaviour and its link to antisocial tendencies. In his spare time, Alex likes to rock climb, read and travel.

If you could change one thing about the world through your work, what would it be?

I would want us to take a more humanistic, evidence-based approach to youth justice. Rather than viewing youth offending as an isolated act, I want us all to recognise the complexity of psychological factors that influence this behaviour and see this reflected in our response to youth crime.

We are beyond borders

“I wasn’t expecting to feel so emotional today about real life stories. It was very, very powerful. Just get out there and talk to people. Get out of your comfort zone. Be more generous.”

– TEDxLondonSalon attendee

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