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Wessex branch

An introduction to biomimetics and how biological systems can be used to help think differently about personal development

Event outline

The application of biological systems thinking or biomimetics has long been practiced in problem solving in engineering, materials and design. This event will focus on the application of biomimetics to personal development. It will help you develop practical ideas for your personal growth using your interest in biology. The event will be run online.

Workshop leader

Dr Phil Richardson PhD MBA DipM BSc (Hons) FRSB CSci CBiol CMC FHEA FInstLM FBCS

Dr Richardson is a Wessex Branch committee member he has been involved in biomimetics research since 2003. His PhD takes the discipline of biomimetics previously developed in design, engineering and material science and applies it to management science. He has worked across a fusion of biology, engineering and management to develop biological models that have been applied to innovation, strategy and change management. His approach has been successfully adopted in the transport, consumer, pharmaceutical, government, environment and charity sectors. Dr Richardson has published a number of papers, a leadership book and a podcast ( His career spans, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, digital and health. He is currently an executive director in the NHS, a visiting fellow at Bournemouth University, an associate lecturer at the Open University Business School and publishes under his own name.

Cost and booking

This event is free to attend and open to all. Advance registration is essential through the link at the top of the page, in order to be sent the meeting joining link ahead of the event.


For event enquiries, please contact Dr Phil Richardson at
For website and booking queries, please contact Beth Morgan at or on 020 3925 3444.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event has been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and can be counted as 4 CPD points.