Alanah Mortlock

  • Senior Researcher
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London, UK
  • 23/05/2023
Research assistant, Researcher, Senior researcher Inequalities Media, Communications and Culture

Personal Summary

I am currently pursuing an ESRC-funded PhD at the LSE Department of Gender Studies. My research has involved collecting media data, textual analysis, synthesis of complex information, identification of themes, and communicating with non-academic audiences. My areas of research expertise include power and inequalities, gender and its implications, race in society, and the intersections of gender, race and sexuality.

I hold a BSc in Psychology (I) from the University of Warwick, and an MSc in Gender (Distinction) from the Department of Gender Studies, LSE. My professional experience includes publishing, market research, teaching, and talent acquisition and development.

Work Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant - BA Social Sciences
Jan 2022 - Sep 2022 Kings College London

School of Education, Communication, and Society, BA Social Sciences

  • Course: Power, Inequalities and Social Change
  • Designed and delivered 15 seminars
  • Marked summative assessment
Graduate Teaching Assistant - MSc Gender
Sep 2021 - Apr 2022 London School of Economics and Political Science

Department of Gender Studies     

  • Course: Gender theories in a modern world: A interdisciplinary perspective
  • Designed and delivered 16 seminars
  • Marked formative assessment
Partner, Researcher, and Practice Group Secretary
Sep 2017 - Jul 2019 Saxton Bampfylde

As Researcher:

  • Executive Search researcher, specialising in Higher Education and Government.
  • As sole researcher on my projects, conducted desk and telephone-based research to identify and attract strong candidate pool.
  • Built relationships with external, senior individuals as a representative of the firm.
  • Projects included Pro-Vice-Chancellors for the University of Southampton and the University of Portsmouth.

As Practice Group Secretary, Board Practice and Diversity:

  • Worked with Chairman to establish the Board practice, accounting for 27% of firm’s projects.
  • Facilitated group meetings by writing agendas, chairing, and tracking task progress.
  • Helped develop, edit, and launch new series of external communications.
  • Led on project to accumulate gender diversity statistics, developing process and template excel spreadsheet now used across the firm.
  • Participated in firm wide Diversity working group, initiated introduction of non-binary and trans* friendly systems of coding in internal database.
Telephone Interviewer
Jan 2017 - Aug 2017 Quadrangle Operations
  • Conducted market research telephone surveys with members of the public, collecting data for a project run by the European Commission.
  • Excellent telephone manner and client management skills.
Publishing Assistant
Sep 2015 - Feb 2017 Chambers and Partners
  • Liaison between my company and their clients, answering client enquiries, managing correspondence and co-ordinating deadlines.
  • Proof-read and edited client submissions to be published.
  • Initiated use of a paperless system in my team to reduce costs and waste.
English Instructor
Feb 2016 - Aug 2017 Nova English Conversation School - Osaka, Japan
  • Taught conversational English to children and adults in one-to-one classes and small groups, designing flexible lesson plans for students of all ages and abilities.
  • Adapted communication and interpersonal skills teaching students, some with no English and some conversationally fluent.
  • Developed classroom control strategies to manage my students’ attention and contribution.


BSc Psychology
Sep 2012 - Aug 2015 University of Warwick
MSc Gender
Sep 2016 - Sep 2017 London School of Economics and Political Science
PhD Gender
Sep 2019 - Dec 2023 London School of Economics and Political Science


Gender Studies