Alix Robertson is a junior researcher at LKMco. She qualified as an English teacher after studying at Oxford, and went on to teach at a secondary school in Watford where she mentored vulnerable pupils and ran a student magazine.
A desire to better understand and question some of the challenges in the education system led her to leave the classroom to take masters degree in journalism at City University in London.
She won a ‘30 to Watch’ young journalist award during a brief stint covering finance before moving into education journalism, where she won awards for her investigations in sister papers Schools Week and FE Week. She has reported on subjects including college finances, the expansion of multi-academy trusts, the work of the government’s regional schools commissioners and the experiences of women and LGBT people in education.
Alix has also volunteered with the charity Keen London for the past three years, helping to organise and run activities for young people with a range of disabilities. She is particularly interested in autism and mental health.