Cambridge University

Dr Richard Milne

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Wellcome Connecting Science

Dr Richard Milne is Senior Social Scientist in the Society and Ethics Research Group at the Wellcome Genome Campus and Senior Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge. His research focusses on social and ethical questions associated with the development of new medical technologies, particularly related to dementia and genomic medicine. He is currently working on a Wellcome Trust–funded study of how experts and members of the public address ethical questions associated with the development of data-driven tools for the detection of cognitive decline.

Research themes
  • Ethics, legal and social implications
Areas of Interest
  • Ageing
  • Behaviour
  • Big data
  • Cognition
  • Dementia
  • eHealth
  • Environmental determinants of health
  • Ethics
  • Genetics
  • History of medicine
  • Ideas of health
  • Policy
  • Politics
  • PPI
  • Risk
  • Sociology

News and Events

CPH Seminar: Towards a value proposition for Ageing Friendly Communities
CPH Seminar: Towards a value proposition for Ageing Friendly Communities - 26 Nov 2021

People are living longer. Yet for many, the opportunities afforded by a longer life – to themselves and society – are lost due to poor health and difficulty remaining involved in society. This is exacerbated by socioeconomic disadvantage, and associated with increasing social and economic costs. The balance between the ‘burden’ and the benefits of an ageing population can thus be tipped either way. One promising approach is to design enabling ‘ageing-friendly’ environments that support people to live well.

Blog

Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine - Ngo Bibaa Lundi-Anne Omam
Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine - Ngo Bibaa Lundi-Anne Omam

For several decades, malaria has caused the deaths of tens of millions of people especially in sub-Saharan Africa. It caused 229 million cases and 409,000 deaths globally in 20191. In fact, every 2 minutes, a child dies from malaria accounting for about 67% of all malaria deaths worldwide1.