PhD student – AI for medicine, University of Cambridge
Richard is a PhD student at the MRC Biostatistics Unit, researching machine learning and its applications to medicine, especially cancer genomics. He is particularly interested in understanding how to make AI systems more generalisable across different healthcare settings, which is crucial for deploying these kinds of tools at scale across the NHS. He is supervised by Dr Sach Mukherjee and Dr Oscar Rueda.
Richard is also the President of the Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange. CUSPE connects students and early-career researchers with policymakers and hosts events to equip them with the tools and knowledge to navigate the science–policy interface. CUSPE also works closely with the Cambridgeshire County Council through its Policy Challenges programme – which provides high-quality research and actionable recommendations on pressing local government policy questions – and publishes its own peer-reviewed, open-access Journal.