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Post-doctoral research fellow, London Research Institute

Andrew is is a computational biologist working at the Francis Crick Institute, using machine learning to deal with big biological data, from electronic health records to genomics. He trained as a physicist, with a PhD researching magnetism and superconductivity at Oxford University. He is also an award-winning science communicator, on TV, live and online, in formats from documentary to stand-up comedy. He campaigns on science policy and funding as Chair of Science is Vital and creator of Scienceogram.


  • 2016–present
    Post-doctoral research fellow, Francis Crick Institute
  • 2014–2016
    Post-doctoral research fellow, 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