First Name: Professor David
Surname: Alexander
Telephone: 01224 263101

Area of expertise:

Psychological/psychiatric aspects of trauma including:

  • Traumatic bereavement
  • Terrorism
  • Hostage taking
  • Major catastrophes

Professor David Alexander, FBPS, FRSM, [Hon]FRCPsych., is Director of the Aberdeen Centre for Trauma Research and has been involved in over a dozen major incidents in the UK and overseas, including: as adviser to the Kenya Medical Association following the Nairobi terrorist bombing; Iraq following the invasion by Coalition Forces; Sri Lanka after the tsunami; Nigeria after three aircraft crashes; and Pakistan after the earthquake in the Kashmiri area.

Professor Alexander works regularly with the police and the ambulance service in the UK and teaches at the Scottish Police College on hostage negotiation and crisis management.