Research at Leeds Beckett
About Alexandra Long
Prior to joining Leeds Beckett University, Alexandra was the Operations Manager for Camden Play Service and prior to that, worked in various roles for Bradford Metropolitan District Council, including that of Play Manager – Strategy & Training.
Alexandra has experience of play service development and management and is currently the Secretary of a newly established voluntary sector play organisation in Camden. Play Adventures and Community Enrichment (PACE) was established to fill a gap in play and out of school childcare provision, following service closures as a result of Austerity Measures in 2011.
- Masters by Research
- Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
- BA (Hons) Playwork
- Dip HE Playwork
Alexandra is currently the joint course leader for the BA (Hons) Childhood Development & Playwork course and teaches on the following modules across all undergraduate levels:
- Play and Playwork; Practice and Provision
- Play Environments
- Experiential Learning
- Perspectives of Play
- Dissertation module
Alexandra is currently undertaking a PhD exploring the impact of the commissioning process on the delivery of children’s play services and her Masters by Research, focused on an evaluation of the Big Lottery Fund Children’s Play Programme.
Alexandra has experience of undertaking research and evaluation with children and is keen to ensure that children have a say in decisions which affect them.