Derek Richard is an Associate Professor and the Chenhall Research Scientist in Queensland University of Technology’s Faculty of Health. He is also Scientific Director of the Cancer and Ageing Research Program, Director of Translational Imaging Queensland, Chair of the Cancer and Ageing Research Foundation and sits on the advisory panel at CARP Pharmaceuticals.
Derek obtained his PhD in microbial biochemistry from The University of Dundee (Scotland). He subsequently worked as a Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews, before moving his research in 2004 to the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, in Brisbane Australia. In 2011 his research team joined the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) at Queensland University of Technology. He has published in prestigious journals including Nature and has a strong research interest in ageing and diseases associated with ageing.