I am a research associate in the Insitute of Public Health at the University of Cambridge, seconded to the PHG Foundation. My current research examines challenges involved in 'translating' biomedical research from 'bench to bedside'.
From 2010 to 2012 I was a research associate on the ERC-funded CONANX project
in the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield. My research used debates around expiry date labelling to highlight the changing roles,
responsibilities and knowledges involved in the governance of food quality,
safety and waste.
My PhD research was conducted in the departments of Science and Technology Studies
and Geography at University College London. It focussed on the geographies and futures of science, bringing together work in the sociology of expectations with the geographies of food and technoscience. My thesis is available to read and download
I have lectured in geography, science policy and social science research methods at University College London, the University of Sheffield and Birkbeck, University of London.
In addition to my academic work, I have worked as a freelance exhibitions curator,
working with the Curatorium
consultancy. My most recent project was as co-curator of an online and physical exhibition for the Royal College of Nursing, London. Previous projects include the
'Plant Seekers' exhibition
at the Garden Museum, London. This was developed
in collaboration with the Royal
I can be contacted at richardjmilne [at] gmail.com for information on my
research work or publications.