Alexander Hay comes from an eclectic humanities background, having studied English Literature, Journalism and online narratives, in addition to a wide range of other areas, such as extreme underground metal, horror fiction and the sea, and the life and work of the naturalist and polymath Hugh Miller. His martial arts experience ranges from dabbling in Tae Kwon Do, Judo and Wing Chun, to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and lessons in Vincentino Saviolo’s own fencing method via the 1595 Club under Chris Chatfield. He is presently studying Boxing, but retains an ongoing interest in Historical European Martial Arts. At present, Alexander works at the University of Southampton as a Communications and Policy Consultant, having worked in similar positions at the University of Winchester and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. His current work focuses on promoting the use of software and software sustainability in all areas of research.