Richard Milne is a sociologist of science, technology and medicine. He has particular expertise in qualitative research methods, including focus groups, interviews and ethnographic approaches. He is Senior Social Scientist in the Society and Ethics Research group at the Wellcome Genome Campus, and also holds a research post in the Institute of Public Health at the University of Cambridge.
He received his PhD from University College London in 2010 and has previously held posts at UCL, University of Sheffield, Birkbeck University of London and at the PHG Foundation health policy think tank. Richard’s research examines social and ethical questions associated with biomedical science and technology, including biotechnologies, big data and new diagnostic technologies. Over the last few years it has concentrated on social and ethical questions associated with big data and changing approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.