Robert McNeill (Neill) Alexander was born on July 7, 1934, and died on March 21, 2016.
He was a British zoologist.
Following his Lectureship at the then University College of North Wales (now Bangor University) from 1958 to 1969, Robert was Professor of Zoology at the University of Leeds from 1969 until his retirement in 1999 when the title of emeritus professor was conferred upon him.
He was secretary of the Zoological Society of London (1992–1999) which included supervising the management of London and Whipsnade Zoos.
Robert McNeill Alexander was president of the Society for Experimental Biology (1995–1997), President of the International Society of Vertebrate Morphologists (1997–2001) and editor of the Proceedings of the Royal Society B (1998–2004).
Ann Elizabeth Coulton in 1961, became his wife.
Robert McNeill Alexander specialised in research on animal mechanics and, apart from the books listed below, also published numerous research papers in this field since 1959.
Robert McNeill Alexander passed away at 81 yrs old.