Nxera Team


Our management team, board and scientific advisory board have vast experience in the global pharma industry and provide a wealth of expertise.

Prof. Duncan Richards

Duncan Richards is Climax Professor of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Oxford. He is Director of the Oxford Clinical Trial Research Unit , a UKCRC registered clinical trials unit with a broad portfolio across musculoskeletal sciences, oncology, surgical trials, and experimental medicine. Duncan also directs the NIHR Oxford Clinical Research Facility, a newly refurbished 13 bedded facility providing capability across the medical sciences division.

His research interest is the demonstration of clinical proof of concept of novel therapeutics through the application of experimental medicine techniques, especially human challenge studies.

Prior to taking up this role, Duncan spent nearly 20 years working in Pharmaceutical R&D in a number of clinical development roles. Latterly Duncan was head of Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Medicine for GSK Research and Director of GSK’s phase 1 and experimental medicine unit in Cambridge (CUC).