Lecturer in Political Geographies of Health, Manchester Metropolitan University
Becky Alexis-Martin is a Lecturer in Political and Cultural Geographies at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is also a Senior Research Fellow in Human Geography at the University of Southampton. Her research interests include the health and wellbeing of nuclear communities and nuclear culture. She is also interested in nuclear warfare, irregular warfare and terrorism, with focus upon the long-term socio-environmental consequences of each scenario.
She is the Principal Investigator of Nuclear Families, a large-scale and multidisciplinary social sciences project which explores the lives of the British Nuclear test veterans and their families. She is also the Principal Investigator of Atomic Atolls, a study that explores the colonial necropolitics of the South Pacific.
Prior to becoming an academic, Becky worked in emergency planning and management.
Ron Watson was just 17 when he experienced his first nuclear weapon blast. A British soldier from Cambridgeshire, he had completed his training in the summer of 1957 before departing on that fated tour with the Army Royal...