Alex is part of the Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation (IPC) team for the Faculty of Medicine, which is located within the Enterprise division. The IPC FoM team support both the development and management of strategic research collaborations with the healthcare industry along with supporting all commercialisation activity for academics within the Faculty of Medicine, the activity of turning academic discoveries into inventions, intellectual property and licensing deals or startup businesses.
She is also the key contact for all partnership and commercialisation advice for the following Imperial networks/Centres:
Alex joined Imperial College in 2019. Before joining Imperial she was the content and programme manager at the BioIndustry Association (BIA), where she developed an extensive network of contacts within the biotech, pharma and investor space. During her time at the BIA she led the development and implementation of new initiatives for early-stage entrepreneurs, such as the BIA and Francis Crick PULSE workshop, and the coordination of international missions to China to increase the global significance of the UK life science sector.
Before entering into industry Alex completed her PhD in the Origin of Life, simulating alkaline hydrothermal vent environments to investigate prebiotic metabolism at the origin of life, at Univeristy College London. She also completed an MSc in Water Resource Managment at Kings College London, and an MSci in Geology at the University of Bristol.
In between studying she travelled to the Caribbean to fulfil her dream of becoming a scuba diving instructor and exploring the underwater world.