Alex is also a PhD student investigating how immersion in digital natural environments might be used for therapeutic gains.

Funded by the Wellcome Trust, his Virtual Nature project is using the latest virtual reality techniques to bring the therapeutic benefits of nature to those who can’t otherwise access it.

Alex is also a Science Communicator with over twelve years’ experience in helping to improve the public’s understanding of science.

He is currently funded by the pan-European projects BlueHealth and Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe, leading on communication activities with teams across Europe to enhance awareness and impact. As BlueHealth enters its final year, he is working closely with Kerri Griffiths to deliver the project’s key dissemination goals.

Alex has a background in science communication gained from work in private consultancy, government, national media and university research. He has extensive experience in the production and dissemination of digital content and a proven record in broadcasting multi-platform information across the world.