Dr. Robert M. Learney is a technology enthusiast and qualified doctor who studied medicine at Oxford University and Imperial College. He recently completed his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College, funded by the James Dyson Fellowship.
In 2014 Robert co-founded the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering, aiming to create a cross-disciplinary academic focal point for blockchain research in London, and has been following developments across this sector ever since. He is an active member of the UK Government’s Community of Interest in the subject, and has been invited to speak on the transformative potential of blockchain technology at events such as Impact CEE/Fintech, Swiss eHealth Summit 2017, and GITEX 2017 in Dubai.
He is now the Lead Technologist in Blockchain and DLT at the Digital Catapult, aiming to improve the UK’s economic position through the use of this potentially transformative technology.