Dr Richie Harrington
BA, MSc, PhD
Senior Research Data Scientist
Richie is a senior researcher in Diet Data and Interventions Group and leads the foodDB and BetterBasket projects. He built the core software platforms underpinning these projects, is passionate about tackling large, real-world, complex problems with data and technology, and is interested in big data, public-health, tech-for-good, machine learning, community-building and citizen science.
Richie has experience and interests in computational biology, molecular evolution and digital health, and has a BA in Genetics from Trinity College, Dublin, an MSc in Bioinformatics from the University of Ulster, and a PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Cambridge. He also founded Digital Health Oxford, a cross-sector community of researchers, clinicians, designers, software engineers and others, now running out of the Department of Primary Health Care Sciences, and TheHill Oxford, a health innovation hub running out of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Are food and drink available in online and physical supermarkets the same? A comparison of product availability, price, price promotions and nutritional information.
Bhatnagar P. et al, (2020), Public Health Nutr, 1 - 7
Reductions in sugar sales from soft drinks in the UK from 2015 to 2018.
Bandy LK. et al, (2020), BMC Med, 18
Nutrient composition databases in the age of big data: foodDB, a comprehensive, real-time database infrastructure.
Harrington RA. et al, (2019), BMJ Open, 9
A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Digital Intervention Aimed at Improving Food Purchasing Behavior: The Front-of-Pack Food Labels Impact on Consumer Choice Study.
Harrington RA. et al, (2019), JMIR Form Res, 3
A NEW METHOD TO MONITOR THE PERFORMANCE OF COMPANIES IN RELATION TO NUTRITIONAL TARGETS
Bandy L. et al, (2017), ANNALS OF NUTRITION AND METABOLISM, 71, 867 - 867