Richard graduated in medicine from Bristol Medical School in 1999, gained his MSc in Sport & Exercise Medicine from UCL in 2008, and Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education from the University of Hertfordshire in 2013. During this time he also completed his training first as a General Practitioner and then went back to hospital to complete specialist training in Sport & Exercise Medicine, becoming a Consultant Physician in 2011.
He is the lead medical officer and club doctor at West Ham United Football Club, senior sports medicine physician at the British Olympic Association Intensive Rehabilitation Unit with the English Institute of Sport, Honorary Consultant at UCLH and the UCL Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health, lead medical officer at the Football Association for 10 England Disability Football teams and helps out with The London Bronco's Rugby League team and in professional ballet and dance. He has an interest in physical activity promotion and public health and has worked with the NHS and at government level, with numerous publications in this area.
Richard is currently very proud to be working in his third Paralympic Games cycle with Paralympics GB. This area of work has been extremely challenging medically and very rewarding and is the focus for his current research. He is working towards developing greater understanding of what is currently known about disability sports injuries and will help develop a framework to guide others working in this research-sparse and challenging field.