Alix manages and maintains the ecology laboratory and research aquarium at the Marine Biological Association. In her role as an aquarist she is responsible for the husbandry of housed animals and liaises with the sea-going team to supply organisms for research projects. As well as day-to-day management of the research aquarium and other ecology facilities, she assists with experiemental set-ups and fieldwork and is reponsible for ensuring that research is conducted in line with Home Office standards. Alix has several years experience in rearing and culturing a wide range of marine organisms, but has particular expertise in breeding cuttlefish, skates and catsharks. Besides her technical role, she also provides advice and information to students, researchers, and visiting groups.