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Richard Patterson

MRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Public Health Interventions, University of Cambridge

Current work & interests

Richard’s research interests include evaluating the effects of policy interventions and changes to the environment on physical activity and active travel. This involves work using the Commuting and Health in Cambridge Study in addition to other routinely collected data.

Background and experience

Richard has studied public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (MSc) and Imperial College London (PhD). His doctorate investigated the physical activity-related health-effects of public transport use, using large quantitative datasets from the National Travel Survey and the Office for National Statistics – Longitudinal Survey.


  • 2019–present
    MRC Postdoctoral fellow, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge


  • 2019 
    Imperial College London, PhD