Born 26 Feb 1943
Educated at Hemsworth Grammar School, Yorkshire
HS / HP, Scarborough Hospital 1969 - 1970
Lecturer in Pharmacology, University of Edinburgh 1970 - 1971
SHO in Medicine and Paediatrics, General Infirmary, Leeds 1971 - 1972
Fellow in Cardiology, University of Michigan 1972 - 1973
Medical Registrar, Harefield Hospital, Middlesex 1973 - 1974
Cardiology Registrar, Harefield Hospital, Middlesex 1974 - 1978
Consultant Cardiologist, Wellington Hospital 1979 - 1992
Clinical Lecturer, Wellington Clinical School of Medicine 1979 - 1982
Consultant Cardiologist, Wakefield Heart Centre, Wellington 1987 - 1997
Consultant Cardiologist, Parirenvatwa Hospital, Harare, Zimbabwe 1997 - 1999
Consultant Cardiologist, Wakefield Heart Centre, Wellington 1999 - 2001
photograph courtesy Wellington Hospital photographic archive
Physician in Charge, Delta Medical Centre, Maun, Botswana 2001 - 2003
On returning to NZ he did a series of locum posts in Palmerston North and also at the Pendlebury Clinic in NSW , Australia.
However, for probably a third of his time he was researching and writing "Nature's Design", published by Random House/Struik [Cape Town] in 2008. He has completed a second book "Living on the Edge : Survival and extinction in extreme environments", due for release early 2013. Richard is currently about half way through another manuscript - "The Long Road to Shakespeare: the origin and nature of communication".
Richard returned to Wellington Hospital in 2012, to conduct two OP cardiology clinics each week.