I’m Alexander Bowles, a PhD student at the University of Essex in the UK. This is my first foray into science outreach and communication. I am really excited about starting to engage people in my research, hopefully making complex science understandable and interesting.


Throughout my postings on this website, I intend to explain my research and how I came to start my PhD. I want to be able to demystify the expectations and preconceptions of life as a PhD student. Whilst on my journey to receiving my PhD offer, I have worked at Imperial College London, the Natural History Museum and Kew Gardens and I hope to share some stories about my time at these institutions. Finally, I will be discussing science that simply fascinates me, both related and unrelated to my project. So why don’t you join me?

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