After provisional experience in performing arts, Richard began his health care career as a Health Care Assistant and was enamoured by the profession and the potential and possibilities. Later working as a registered nurse, clinical nurse specialist, and deputy charge nurse within various specialities, he was drawn to the education and guidance of student nurses.
Having experience as a sessional lecturer for clinical skills, Richard later worked in further education as a Lead for Health and Social Care and the biological health sciences. Returning to higher education, Richard delivered various content across the nursing programmes with a focus on clinical skills and anatomy and physiology; and since engaged in the consultation, preparation, and validation of a new nursing programme within the region.
Being aware that nursing has various challenging theoretical and practical concepts, Richard has current focus on the personal and professional development of students based on supporting the knowledge and application of biological sciences, and digital awareness. Whilst a key focus is on the development of professional identity and self-awareness as an individual and part of a profession.