Alistair is a human geographer with interests in interspecies health, relationships between medical and veterinary professionals and the public, and science and technology studies.
His ESRC-funded PhD at the University of Bristol examined pet owners' beliefs and behaviours around antibiotic stewardship. During his PhD, Alistair wrote a parliamentary research briefing for the House of Lords' Library on the potential impacts of the UK's departure from the EU on addressing antimicrobial resistance, and co-authored written evidence regarding diagnostics that was published as part of the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee's 2018 Inquiry into Antimicrobial Resistance.
Alistair worked on the Animal Research Nexus Programme from 2020 to 2021 as a Research Fellow with Dr Pru Hobson-West at the University of Nottingham to better understand the role of Named Veterinary Surgeons working in animal research laboratories. After AnNex Alistair worked on vaccine hesitancy with Dr Pru Hobson-West as part of the VAX-TRUST project.