Richard’s role as Pro-Vice Chancellor Research and Innovation is to develop a distinctive, globally acclaimed research and innovation narrative for Nottingham Trent University. He aims to further enhance the research culture and environment at NTU, ensuring it continues to grow as a bold, inclusive, impactful innovator.
Richard is a scientist with over 20 years specialism in bioinformatics. He worked on various large-scale genome projects at the MRC Functional Genomics Unit Oxford University and Sanger Institute Cambridge University. He later held an MRC Fellowship in Bioinformatics at University College London investigating how evolution shaped the genomes of pathogens. Richard is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and Linnean Society of London. He is a member of the strategic advisory panel for BBSRC and has served as chair for several UKRI funding panels.
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