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David Robert Grimes

Postdoctoral research fellow, Queen's University Belfast

Dr. David Robert Grimes is a physicist, cancer researcher and science writer. His research focuses on modelling the role of oxygen in cancer treatment and tumour evolution, and on public understanding of science. He frequently contributes to outlets such as the Guardian, The Irish Times, BBC, RTE, and PBS. He was joint winner of the 2014 Nature / Sense About Science Maddox prize for Standing up for Science. He tweets at @drg1985 and his website is


  • 2017–2020
    Visiting research associate , University of Oxford
  • 2017–2018
    Research Fellow , Queen's University Belfast
  • 2012–2017
    Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate , University of Oxford


2014 Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science