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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I'm currently developing a new idea called the Collective Psychology Project on the interface of politics and collective psychology. For a quick overview, check out this thread on Twitter.

I'm the author of The Myth Gap: What Happens When Evidence and Arguments Aren't Enough? (Penguin, 2017), a book about the power of deep stories to unlock systemic social and political change. (You can read a summary on BBC Focus here, and an Economist review here.)

Until March 2018, I was a Campaign Director at Avaaz, the 47 million member global citizens' movement, where I ran 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 Secretaries of State for International Development (Valerie Amos and Hilary Benn), have twice worked in the UN Secretary-General's office, and have also worked as a consultant for everyone from Oxfam to the US National Intelligence Council.

I am married, have two kids, live in North Yorkshire, and enjoy repairing old mechanical watches, meditating, DJing progressive house music, and running. I'm currently learning Norwegian and dry stone walling.