Alex is a Science Communicator with twelve years’ experience in helping to improve the public’s understanding of science.
He is helping to lead SOPHIE’s online dissemination activities and is working closely with all teams on the project.
After completing an undergraduate degree focused on atmospheric physics, Alex developed a background in science communication from work in private consultancy, government, national media and university research.
Alex is also a PhD student investigating how immersion in digital nature might be used for therapeutic gains. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, his Virtual Nature project is using the latest virtual reality techniques to bring nature to those who can’t otherwise access it. It runs through until 2024.
Much of his time is dedicated to the EU’s BlueHealth project, where he is also involved in Exeter’s virtual reality projects, chiefly helping to design content which uses 360 degree videos.