Richard G. Alexander is a lecturer in the Willem Pompe Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Utrecht. He holds a Bachelor in Criminology from Manchester Metropolitan University, an MA in Global Criminology from Utrecht University, and an MA in Social Research Methods from the University of Kent (all cum laude). In 2018 he was awarded the NVC Scriptie Prize for his research on the street level cocaine trade in Manchester. 

His doctoral research examines the narrative meanings being ascribed to psychedelic drug use in non-clinical contexts. He is principally interested in drugs, their use, and the culturally constructed meanings that surround them. Secondary interests lie in the cultural criminological analysis of video games and gaming.       

He is presently involved in teaching criminological research methods for social science and law students.