Alexa Nossek is a medical ethicist. She studied philosophy and ancient history and received a M.A. from the University of Duisburg-Essen. Alexa obtained her doctorate in medical science at the University of Duisburg-Essen in cooperation with the Institute for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum. She worked as a researcher at this institute from 2015 to 2020.
One of her research interests is ethics in psychiatry. Here she focuses on peer support work, recognition between staff and patients, patient autonomy and capacity, coercion and avoidance of coercion, and stigma.