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Alex Swain
Hi, I'm Alex!

I am originally from Swansea and have lived here all of my life with the exception of three years in Birmingham as an undergraduate. I currently live in Sketty with my wife, two children, and my dog Roxy.

While parenting and research take up most of my time these days, my spare time is usually spent being active in some way, usually lifting weights in my garage while the rest of my family is asleep!

I have aspirations in the long term to continue in my area of research, as I believe there is a lot of potential to make a strong positive impact on people's health and wellness.



I wanted to use my life experiences as an older student to help support my peers, while also looking to gain a greater understanding of the academic world beyond research alone.


Sports Science Subject Rep



My primary role is to provide a link between postgraduates and academic staff within the department and to develop a cohesive, sociable environment.


An interesting fact about me


Starting out in academia as a mechanical engineer, my PhD looks to call upon these engineering skills and apply them to Sports and Exercise Science. My favourite part of the PhD so far has been learning more specific Sports and Exercise Science skills, and applying my engineering knowledge to an area in which I am truly passionate. Thankfully, Swansea University is the perfect place for this!