Alex Speers is a professor in the Food Science at Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada.
Born in Creston he gained a B.Sc. (Agr.), M.Sc. and Ph.D. in food science at UBC. At Dal he instructs students in brewing science, quality assurance, and product development.
In the past, Alex has been employed in the Quality Assurance Departments of both Labatt and Molson Breweries.
He has published or presented more than 150 papers.
Alex was named a Fellow of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, and in 2011, selected for the Eva Award for outstanding contributions to food science through research and science from the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology.
In the spring of 2013, he joined Heriot-Watt University as Professor and Director of the ICBD focusing on both applied and hypothesis driven research while overseeing the activities of the Centre.