Professor Duncan Richards, Climax Professor of Clinical Therapeutics
In his role as the Climax Professor of Clinical Therapeutics, Professor Duncan Richards will establish a new Centre for Clinical Therapeutics based at the Botnar Research Centre and St Hilda’s. The Centre, under his leadership, will work with a diverse range of Oxford biomedical researchers and more widely with the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostics industries, in order to drive new drug treatments through decision-making in early phase clinical trials.
Professor Richards joined the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences at the Medical Sciences Division and St Hilda’s College in February 2019. He will lead Oxford’s answer to a key global challenge – how to determine quickly which potential new therapies have the properties to become important medicines.
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The cutting edge scientific environment in Oxford and its broader network provides a unique opportunity to ask the critical questions in early drug development and identify those new treatments that have the greatest potential to make a meaningful difference for patients. The Centre will provide an environment to train the next generation of clinical research leaders based on strong clinical pharmacological principles.