Cal is a communications specialist, with a background in supporting researchers and organisations to achieve greater impact through effective communications. Before joining 3DbioNet, Cal worked with the Mental Health Foundation and National AIDS Trust in London, and San Diego LGBT Pride in California. More recently, he was appointed to Global Slovakia's Board of Directors as a non-executive Media Advisor to Dr Zuzana Palovic. In January 2019, Cal was made a fellow of the Mental Health Collective (FMHC), for work raising the profile of mental health research in the UK. This led to him representing the group speaking in Parliament, giving evidence on a panel for the APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) on Social Integration. Cal studied Public Relations and Communications at Leeds Beckett University, where their thesis was named EUPRERA's 2014 'European Award Winner' at their congress in Brussels.