Alex is a Human Factors Research Fellow working in the MindTech research group. She has 10 years of expertise in designing, implementing and evaluating medical technologies and healthcare systems and has Alex Langapplied Human Factors approaches to a range of medical applications spanning mental and physical health in hospital and community care settings.

She is currently working on the EU funded RADAR-CNS project, investigating the impact of mHealth interventions on clinical pathways for Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Depression. Additional research involves investigations into Perinatal Mental Health Journeys and digital standardised diagnostic assessment tools in CAMHS. Alex is also leading a strategic collaboration with the Universidad de Guadalajara into healthcare staff wellbeing and patient safety in the Mexican healthcare service. She has worked with a wide range of staff and patient groups and is heavily involved in PPI practices within MindTech.

Previous work in the Human Factors Research Group and Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute included researching novel technologies for early identification of patient deterioration, health promotion in teenagers and elderly populations and medical device development for respiratory conditions, neonatal care and pharmaceutical administration and dosing. Prior to this she gained her PhD in ‘Medical Device Design for Adolescents’. Alex leads the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) Healthcare Steering Committee and provides human factors education and training through multiple institutes and organisations. She is the Human Factors Expert Consultant for the Centre for Healthcare Equipment & Technology Adoption (CHEATA) at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.