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Dr Phil Richards

Chief Technology Officer (Data Futures) - Jisc

Phil has a first degree in physics and doctorate in nuclear structure physics from Oxford University. His early career was in e-learning, with roles at Cardiff University, University of Hull and King’s College London. He then transitioned into senior leadership, with positions at Aberystwyth University, University of Plymouth and most recently Director of IT at Loughborough University.

As Jisc’s Chief Innovation Officer, Phil led development new national Jisc services including learning analytics, and promoted higher EdTech. More recently, Phil has helped shape the delivery of HESA’s Data Futures programme and evolving Jisc’s ‘Data Hub’ target architecture.