Alex is a Lecturer in Environmental Sustainability at the Centre for Environmental Policy. Her research activities are grounded in the motivation to inform and improve environmental decision making and environmental sustainability. This encompasses the need for greater considerations of the environment in decision making through improving understanding of ecosystem services and the societal benefits of environmental improvements, the use of evidence in environmental decision making and the promotion of integrated solutions to environmental problems.
Alex has worked extensively with policy and practice decision makers. Her research on developing methodological approaches to reviewing environmental evidence for decision making has been published in international, peer-reviewed journals and adopted as guidance and used extensively by the UK Government, the US Environment Protection Agency and the European Union’s Scientific Advisory Mechanism.
Alex is currently undertaking a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship investigating how research and evidence can be used in integrated catchment management. Here she works extensively with the Defra and the Environment Agency and is a member of two working groups on the Catchment Based Approach. She also investigates how information on ecosystem services can be captured, monitored and used to encourage greater adoption of integrated solutions to environmental challenges.