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Research interests

Public Policy; Public Health; Statistics; Econometrics; Machine Learning; Political Economy.


Prof. Alejandro Quiroz Flores is the Director of the Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care (CRIPACC) at the University of Hertfordshire.

Previously, Prof. Flores was Professor of Government and Deputy Director of the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre at the University of Essex. Between 2019 and 2024, Prof. Flores was the Chief Scientific Adviser to Essex County Council, based at the Institute for Analytics and Data Science, University of Essex.

Prof. Flores obtained his PhD in Politics at New York University and his MPhil at the University of Oxford. He specialises in Econometrics, Machine Learning, and Political Economy, and their applications to public health and public policy. His work has appeared at PLoS ONE, Global Environmental Change, and British Journal of Political Science, among others. His most recent books are Survival Analysis: A New Guide for Social Scientists (2022), and The Selection and Tenure of Foreign Ministers Around the World (2024), both by Cambridge University Press.

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External positions

Editorial Board, PLoS One


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