Alex Rushforth is assistant professor at CWTS. He works in the social studies of science, with particular focus on research evaluation. Alex has longstanding interests in the uses of indicators in research and evaluation settings and his current research interests focus on the emergence, implementation and (un)intended effects of reform policies for research assessment.
Alex is currently part of Project TARA (Tools to Advance Research Assessment), an international research collaboration between CWTS, Illinois Institute of Technology and the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (supported by the Arcadia Fund). This work is investigating research assessment reforms and co-developing new tools and resources to inform these efforts. Alex is also a coordinator of the Evaluation & Culture focal area at CWTS.
He will teach the ‘Sociology of Science’ course on the new bachelor programme ‘Science for Sustainable Societies’, beginning 2024.