Professor Sir Gordon Duff introduces the inaugural lecture for the Centre for Clinical Therapeutics at St Hilda's College
Professor Sir Gordon Duff introduces the inaugural lecture for the Centre for Clinical Therapeutics at St Hilda's College

Centre for Clinical Therapeutics

In February 2019, St Hilda’s was delighted to welcome Professor Duncan Richards, the University of Oxford’s first Chair of Clinical Therapeutics. Professor Richards will lead the University’s answer to one of the most significant challenges facing global healthcare today – how to translate novel therapies quickly and sustainably from laboratory to clinic.

Under Professor Richards’ leadership, the University plans to establish a new Centre for Clinical Therapeutics within the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS). As part of this, a number of new Fellowships in Clinical Therapeutics are being established at St Hilda’s, providing opportunities for early and mid-career clinical scientists to develop their theoretical and practical expertise in early phase clinical trials and clinical pharmacology at Oxford. The Chair and the Fellowships have been created thanks to the vision of Professor John Climax and his commitment to advancing clinical translational research in the UK.

The work of the new Centre for Clinical Therapeutics within NDORMS will be supported by a new interdisciplinary research forum, the St Hilda’s Centre for Clinical Therapeutics Research. Our ambition is to create a world-leading centre of research excellence, placing St Hilda’s at the forefront of interdisciplinary thinking about the future of medicines development and global health equality.