Professor Alex Gillespie

Professor Alex Gillespie


Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Key Expertise
Social Psychology, Communication

About me

Alex Gillespie is a Professor of Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE, an Editor of Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, and Visiting Professor II at the Oslo New University.

His research begins with recognizing that people and groups have different perspectives. Key questions include: How do we bridge these divergences of perspective and achieve our collective life? What can we learn from listening to each other? And, more pragmatically, what technologies can we develop to study and intervene in these interactions? For example, Alex developed the Healthcare Complaint Analysis Tool, tools for studying perspective taking, and assessing defensiveness. Methodologically, he likes to analyse interesting sources of textual data using mixed methods. 


Multiple LSE Excellence in Education Awards and Teaching Prizes

Multiple Editor’s choice articles in leading journals

Multiple awards for innovation and impact

Cambridge European Trust Fellowship

Peterhouse College Research Studentship

Chevening Scholar

Expertise Details

Communication; Misunderstandings; Culture; Perspective taking; Listening; Dialogue