Dr William Tarran


I work on developing and comparing models for predicting healthcare outcomes, in order to demonstrate the benefit of genetic information in forming treatment decisions.

After completing my PhD at Durham University I started a career in synthetic chemistry developing new materials for organic electronic devices.  From this I moved into working on modelling and prediction of molecular properties, allowing understanding of the relationship between the performance of electronic devices and the fundamental properties of the constituent materials.

Outside work, I’m a keen climber although without much opportunity for “Real Rock” living in Cambridge.  I also enjoy cycling, and keep half an eye on the main pro races throughout the year. Another (and most recent) interest is keeping a ‘76 camper-van running nicely without breaking down.