Alex Evans

Founder of the Collective Psychology Project in England, United Kingdom

Alex Evans

Founder of the Collective Psychology Project in England, United Kingdom

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Hello! I run a thing the Collective Psychology Project, which is all about how we can use psychology to reduce political tribalism and polarisation. Our report A Larger Us is here (there's also a summary article here).

I wrote a book called "The Myth Gap: What Happens When Evidence and Arguments Aren't Enough?" which is about the power of deep stories to unlock transformational change. There's a summary on BBC Focus here, and an Economist review here. Or you can buy it here!

Until March 2018, I was a Campaign Director at Avaaz, the 50 million member global citizens' movement, where I led campaigns on areas like Brexit, tax havens, and human rights.

I've done various stints as a political adviser, including as special adviser to two UK Cabinet ministers (Hilary Benn and Valerie Amos), as a climate expert in the UN Secretary-General's office, as a member of the Ethiopian delegation to the 2015 Paris climate summit, and as a consultant for organisations from Oxfam to the US National Intelligence Council.

I live with my wife Emma, our two kids, a dog, and a cat in a little cottage on a hilltop in North Yorkshire, and like trashy novels, progressive house music, and food. I'm currently trying to learn Norwegian.