International Society of Biomechanics
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Professor Alexander was educated at the University of Cambridge (MA, PhD) and the University of Wales (DSc). After a Lectureship at the then University College of North Wales (now Bangor University) from 1958 to 1969, he was Professor of Zoology at the University of Leeds from 1969 until his retirement in 1999 when the title of Emeritus Professor was conferred upon him. Professor Alexander was Secretary of the Zoological Society of London (1992-1999) which included supervising the management of London and Whipsnade Zoos. He was President of the Society for Experimental Biology (1995-1997), President of the International Society of Vertebrate Morphologists (1997-2001) and editor of the prestigious Proceedings of the Royal Society B (1998-2004). His research specialised in research on animal mechanics.