- Laidlaw Foundation
- United Kingdom
Alex is the Programme Director of the Laidlaw Scholars Leadership and Research Programme. He is responsible to source and work with university, business school, NGO, government department, business and charity partners to manage and develop programmes which further the Laidlaw Founation's purpose – to reduce poverty and inequality by investing in the education of the underprivileged and underrepresented and to develop a new generation of diverse and ethical leaders.
Prior to joining the Laidlaw Foundation Alex spent the last decade at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, where he most recently managed the university’s Laidlaw Scholars Programme. In addition, Alex taught leadership courses and guest-lectured internationally on the subjects of strategy and leadership.
A bilingual speaker, dual national and keen traveller, Alex has lived, visited and worked in several countries around the world. During this time, he has had a unique opportunity to encounter and explore different cultures and working environments, experiencing first-hand what good leadership can achieve. His passion for this topic is driven by these experiences and a desire to challenge people to unlock their full leadership potential.
Alex holds an MBA from the Open University and a Master of Research in Management from the University of St Andrews. He has also obtained Associate Fellow status with the Higher Education Academy. In his spare time, Alex is an avid photographer and volunteers for a local guide dog organisation.
Hi there! I am studying the Bachelor of Science in both Molecular Biology & Biotechnology and Food & Nutritional Science. Doing and learning from research are of interest to me for better understanding of the world and unprecedented benefits to humanity of all kinds. Feel free to exchange knowledge and ideas with me!
Hi! My name is Lia, and I am a second-year student at Cornell University. I'm majoring in Government and pursuing an independent major that combines politics, international studies, and sociology. My Laidlaw project is focused on public opinion and politics in Russia. I am hoping to examine facets of democracy within an autocratic regime, exploring the legitimacy of three Russian opposition parties and their relationships with the country's ruling United Russia party.
Hi! I am an undergraduate at Durham University, studying Physics and Astronomy.
I'm looking forward to meeting many new people through this great network, so feel free to reach out about anything! I'm very interested in most sports, especially football; I'm interested in the space sector, music and food :)
Hello! My name is Eleanor Campbell, and I am a 2021 Laidlaw Scholar. I am a student at Columbia University in the City of New York, and I am originally from Raleigh, NC, USA. I major in Economics, and I am particularly interested in Behavioral Economics and the intersections between Economics, Neuroscience, and Psychology.
During my first year with Laidlaw, I worked with Professor Hitendra Wadhwa of the Columbia Business School in developing a leadership fellowship for aspiring young changemakers.
For my Leadership in Action project, I will be traveling to Ghana to work on WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Health) guidelines with World Vision in partnership with Columbia University Undergraduate Global Engagement.
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Director of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, Columbia University
Hey, I'm Kobi (he/him) and I’m an undergraduate Laidlaw Scholar studying Biological Sciences with a concentration in Animal Physiology at Cornell University. I’m currently a sophomore from Ithaca, New York pursuing the pre-veterinary track, and my academic interests lie in veterinary medicine, genetics, and molecular biology. My research focuses on evaluating Holstein dairy cattle genomic data with the goal of identifying genetic regions associated with cattle health, dairy production, and disease resistance in order to inform cattle breeding and management decisions internationally. Outside of academics and research, I am passionate about traveling, sustainability, animals, and all things music.