Richard Kay has spent over forty years working in medical statistics. Following his PhD work at the London School of Hygiene he spent fifteen years in academia undertaking teaching and research at the Universities of Salford, Heidelberg and Sheffield.
Richard moved out of the academic environment in 1989 to set up his own company, S-Cubed, based in Sheffield, offering statistics and data management services to the pharmaceutical industry. After a period of growth he merged his company with PAREXEL in 1997 and, while continuing to help grow the Sheffield facility, he took on the management and direction of the Biostatistics and Programming function worldwide for PAREXEL from 1999. In January, 2005 he left PAREXEL to work as an Independent Statistical Consultant and from 2009 he has headed up his own company RK Statistics Ltd offering statistical consultancy and training services to the pharmaceutical industry.
Richard is Honorary Visiting Professor at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Medicine, Cardiff University in the UK and is a member of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine. He is also an editor of the journal Pharmaceutical Statistics.