Alex graduated as a veterinary surgeon from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in 2013 with an intercalated degree in veterinary pathology. He completed a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the Royal Veterinary College, where he developed his interest in forensic pathology and science, following in the footsteps of Harriet Brooks-Brownlie and Gwen Fraser, who developed the first standard operating procedures in veterinary forensic pathology.
Alex has worked on and led a large number of veterinary forensic cases, including many high-profile cases. He has also spoken at multiple national and international forensics meetings and conferences, obtaining a reputation in comparative forensic pathology and science and has built an extensive network in the forensic profession. Alex is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and holds the Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences, making him one of a handful of vets with both pathology and forensic qualifications and experience.
Alex joined the University of Surrey in 2016 to develop a centre of excellence in research and services in veterinary forensic pathology and science, to ensure an evidence-based approach to veterinary forensic pathology and science, and to deliver an extensive veterinary forensics training portfolio.
Alex is a Visiting Professor of Veterinary Pathology at the Department of Forensics, University of Derby and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging.