Consultant Vascular Surgeon & Senior Research Fellow, MRC Population Health Research Unit and Clinical Trial Service Unit, University of Oxford
Richard studied medicine at Cambridge University and The Royal London Hospital, graduating in 1994. Following surgical training in London, Oxford, and the South West of England, he was appointed to his consultant post in 2009. Richard combines clinical work in Gloucestershire (UK) with research at the MRC Population Health Research Unit (PHRU) and Clinical Trial Service Unit (CTSU), University of Oxford, which conducts internationally renowned research into medical treatments and the factors affecting population health worldwide, with a history of high-impact results. He is Co-PI of ACST-2, a large international randomised trial comparing carotid endarterectomy versus carotid artery stenting in asymptomatic carotid artery disease. His academic interests also centre around the design, conduct and analyses of large randomised trials and include the use of lipid-lowering and anti-thrombotic therapy to reduce vascular risk.