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.