Alex is Professor of Sociology at the School of Social and Political Sciences, and Director of the Sydney Centre for Healthy Societies, The University of Sydney. He is recognised as an international leader in sociology, utilising highly innovative qualitative methodologies and social theory to provide novel understandings of the social, cultural, political and economic underpinnings of the key health challenges of the 21st Century. His current focus is on developing critical analyses of the social dynamics of cancer, palliative and end-of-life care, and the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance across contexts and cultures.