Richard Sainsbury qualified in 1977 from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne Medical School.
Richard is Consultant Breast Surgeon at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and IOW NHS Primary Care Trust having taken up the post in the summer of 2007. He moved from Royal Free and University College Medical School London where he had been Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Surgeon and Head of Breast Services at UCH since 2000, having been previously been a Consultant Surgeon in Huddersfield for 12 years. He has retained his ongoing research programme at UCH concerning the mechanisms of breast cancer,he is also actively involved in advising government bodies on the optimisation of breast services. He has written several books and many scientific papers on breast cancer. He joined the team in 2001.