Leaders in research
F.M. Alexander was heavily invested in getting his Technique accepted by the medical community in England while he was alive. He was accepted by those who took lessons from him, but those who hadn't experienced a hands-on lesson with Alexander remained largely skeptical. In the present day, a sizable community of Alexander Technique (A.T.) Teachers and researchers are building a foundation of peer reviewed studies on the Alexander Technique. There are many involved in this research, but some of the leaders are as follows:
- Dr. Rajal G. Cohen: Professor at the Department of Psychology & Communication Studies at University of Idaho. Completed the A.T. Teacher Training program with Daria Okugawa in 1997.
- Dr. Tim Cacciatore: Ph.D in Neuroscience from UCSD. Trained as an A.T. teacher in London.
- Dr. Patrick Johnson: Physics professor at Simmons College from 2004-2006. Completed an A.T. Teacher Training program in Amsterdam in 2010.
- Andrew McCann: Completed an A.T. Teacher Training program in Urbana-Champagne, studying with Joan & Alex Murray, in 2003.