Alex Collins is currently undertaking a Policy Fellowship at the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), part funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. She is developing evidence review methodologies and guidance for Defra and its associate agencies. She also works with Defra's Joint Water Evidence Group to assist with the completion of reviews of evidence inform policy and practice decision making in the areas of water and land management. Her responsibilities also include the promotion of knowledge exchange between scientific researchers and policy makers.
In addition to her work as a Policy Fellow Alex also undertakes research within the Environmental Quality Research Group at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College. Her research is focused on the integrated management of water resources, the identification and management of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems and the use of monitoring data in environmental management.