Richard Wood is Head of Modelling and Analytics at BNSSG CCG and a Visiting Research Fellow at University of Bath School of Management. His interests are at the interface of academic theory and practical application. As such, he has led and contributed to numerous NHS-academic collaborations over the years, ranging from the use of queuing theory and computer simulation to classification methods and location analysis. More recently, he has been involved in developing analytical approaches to support the CCG’s Population Health Management programme, where he has published novel work comparing applied population segmentation methods. His background is in applied mathematics and through his career he has worked in diverse sectors such as mathematical biology, banking, and financial risk modelling.