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Impact Director and Governing Body Fellow

Alexis joined Hughes Hall as Impact Director in June 2024, after two decades in strategy, communications and external affairs.

For over ten years she was an independent consultant advising health organisations across the UK and Europe, including medical royal colleges, leading health charities, membership networks and major research funders. She co-founded an online training company in communication and public engagement and has authored a diverse range of publications for health professionals, policy makers, academics and the public, including popular science books. Her 2019 book, Drinkology, was shortlisted for the prestigious André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards and her work has featured widely in the media.

Prior to founding her consultancy, Alexis led the policy, education and involvement team at a national cancer charity, and previously worked at the Department of Health, Medical Research Council and Anglia Ruskin University. She was an active trustee of the mental health charity Mind in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire, co-founded the social enterprise The Dosoco Foundation, and has supported many charity boards in maximising their impact. She is a keen believer that everyone has the potential to make a positive impact on the world, no matter how big or small.

Alexis gained her PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Cambridge and holds an MSc in Palaeoecology and BA in Archaeology from the University of York. Before her PhD studies, Alexis worked as an archaeologist specialising in osteological remains.