William joined the Nuffield Department of Population Health in October 2016 as a DPhil Student and is based in the Big Data Institute and the WHO collaboration centre on NCD prevention. Using data from UK Biobank, William examines the interplay between how genes; objectively measured physical activity; and social circumstance, are linked to chronic disease outcomes. William is particularly interested in understanding health inequalities within the data set, and looking at the reasons why certain socially disadvantaged groups experience worse health outcomes than more privileged groups.
William also has a keen interest in policy and has written the UK’s Life Science Industrial Strategy with his his supervisor, Prof. Sir John Bell. Before coming to Oxford, William studied an MPhil in Public Policy (MPP) at Cambridge.
In his free time, William enjoys rowing, and was in the 2017 winning Oxford Blue Boat in the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race. He has also rowed for Great Britain and is currently the reigning World University Champion in the mens four.