Richard is presently the Executive Dean at Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King's College
London and Professor of Medical Genetics.
From 2011 to 2015, he was Vice-Principal for Health at Queen Mary University of London.
He has championed translational bio-medical research and provides leadership for academia in the
UK and beyond. His research interests include the identification and characterization of genes and
the molecular pathways underlying a range of human common and rare disorders.
Additional Health, leadership roles include Executive Director of King's College Hospital NHS
Foundation Trust (2006-2011).
He was a founding Director of the National Institute for Health Research Comprehensive Biomedical
Research Centre in association with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. He is a Fellow of
the Academy of Medical Sciences and a former Senior Investigator for the National Institute of
As a clinician scientist, he remains active in research and is co-director of a large programme titled
East London Genes and Health (www.genesandhealth.org).
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