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Dr Alejandro Luna

Biodiversity Scientist, Associate Lecturer in Sustainability and Innovation, MA Biodesign
Central Saint Martins
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Alejandro  Luna


I am an interdisciplinary researcher and lecturer with a background in plant science, evolutionary biology, and arts and design for sustainability. My practice takes different shapes, from arts to exact science to business coaching.

My research focuses on exploring the role of collaboration in contributing to social and environmental sustainability. In parallel, I perform research on research and evolutionary biology. I am a Lecturer in Sustainability and Innovation at SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex), where I teach modules on the MSc Sustainable Development, and I am a visiting lecturer at the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London, where I teach sessions on the circular economy and sustainable fashion. I have worked with independent designers and mentored design students at the Centre for Suitable Fashion, London College of Fashion, and explored the role of visualisation and embodiment at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Festival.

I hold a PhD in Molecular Plants Biology from the University of Edinburgh and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. I am a qualified business coach with a certification in Business Sustainability Management from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (University of Cambridge). I obtained an MSc in Biodiversity from Imperial College London and the Natural History Museum London and a BSc in Biology with a Minor in Fine Arts from the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia.