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Dr Richie Harrington

Dr Richie Harrington

Richard 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.