Richard completed a full-time Master of Research (MRes) in Experimental Neuroscience with the Department of Medicine (2012-2013), graduating with Distinction. He undertook research projects with the Computational, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory (C3NL), Academic Neuro-otology Unit and the Imperial College Neuromodulation Group (ICNG).
For his research into the effect of pedunculopontine nucleus deep brain stimulation (DBS) on freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease (supervised by Prof. Dipankar Nandi at the ICNG), he was awarded the 2017 Sir Hugh Cairns Essay Prize by the Society of British Neurological Surgeons.
Originally from Singapore, Richard obtained his undergraduate medical degree (MB ChB) from the University of Bristol in 2009. He aspires toward a meaningful career in neurosurgery, and prior to his year of research, had completed a Junior Clinical Fellowship at the Atkinson Morley Neurosurgery Unit, St. George's Hospital (2011-2012).
He undertook his MRes with the important goal of obtaining a solid grounding in research principles and methodology in the field of neuroscience, upon which he aims to base his future clinical research.
He was admitted a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MRCS) in 2012 and commenced neurosurgical training at Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust upon completion of his MRes.
In March 2016 he was awarded a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academic Clinical Fellowship in Neurosurgery at the University of Manchester, and is currently on the Health Education North West neurosurgery training rotation.
He is fascinated by the neurosciences, and is grateful to be able to help individuals afflicted with neurological injury or disease through his role as a doctor and surgeon.
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