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William Warr


DPhil Student

William's research focusses on the intersection between public health and policy. He is looking at using mobile technology to implement, evaluate and model digital obesity interventions in primary care. He has worked with the UK Biobank measuring and modelling outcomes on 500,000 participants, published in The Lancet public health. He has also consulted for the Department of Health on AI policy, and written about how AI is likely to effect healthcare in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and The Times. 

He has written the UK's strategy on genetics; and AI applied to medical imaging. He consulted for the UK Government's Department of Health and the Department of Business. Together with the Prime Minister's Life Science Industrial Champion, Prof. Sir John Bell, he wrote the UK's Life Science Industrial Policy. Previously William studied policy at Cambridge University and worked in the Prime Minister's Implementation Unit.

In his spare time, he has been a keen rower and is one of three men ever to have rowed for both Oxford and Cambridge blue boats - he was in Oxford’s winning boat in 2017. He has also won numerous gold medals for Great Britain at the World Rowing Championships (FISU).