Richard qualified as a nurse in 1992. He worked in several clinical settings, including oncology, renal, and liver services. Following several years working in intensive care, he specialised as a transplant coordinator in Birmingham and Newcastle upon Tyne.
In 2000, Richard moved into nurse education, working at the University of Central England before taking up a post at the University of Birmingham in 2005.
Richard has wide experience of all aspects of nurse education, including innovative approaches to teaching and learning, course management, and curriculum development and design. He has held several key positions in education, including programme director, adult field lead, academic lead for quality and placements – recently he has taken on the lead Fitness to Practise role within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Richard has continued to develop his research focus on how students learn during their educational and clinical experiences.