Dr Huppert grew up in the city of Cambridge, and became a prefect at The Perse before going on to read chemistry at Cambridge University, staying on to do a PhD in biological chemistry. He was elected a Junior Research Fellow of Trinity in 2004, and became a fellow of Clare College in 2009.
From 2010-2015, Huppert was the Member of Parliament for Cambridge, and is now a University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. As an MP, he focused on a wide range of issues, from civil liberties to the environment, and was made the ISPA ‘Internet Hero of the Year’ in 2013. Prior to his election to Parliament, he was a researcher in bioinformatics and genomics, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Scientific Computing at the University of Cambridge. He also set up a small award-winning biotech company. He is now researching various aspects of science and technology policy, and how evidence can be used to develop rational public policy positions. He is also a Lay Member of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, a member of the Royal Society’s Science Policy Advisory Group, and a Trustee of DrugScience.