Post-doctoral research fellow, London Research Institute

Andrew is a physicist making the transition to biology. He has is a computational biologist working at Cancer Research UK's London Research Institute, after a PhD researching magnetism and superconductivity at Oxford University. Andrew also spends a lot of time talking and writing about science; he won FameLab UK 2012 with a talk on the quantum mechanics behind the colour of carrots, and he has explained physics on television, radio and online. He also recently launched the Scienceogram, a campaign raising awareness of the diminutive size of our investment in research compared to the scale of the problems science is trying to solve.


  • 2014–present
    Post-doctoral research fellow in biostatistics, London Research Institute
  • 2013–2014
    Research associate, MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King's College London
  • 2011–2012
    EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Oxford


  • 2011 
    University of Oxford, DPhil, Condensed Matter Physics
  • 2007 
    University of Oxford, Master of Physics

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    Accelerate! toolkit
    Science communicator
    Funding Source:
    STFC Science in Society Programme