Richard works with Dr Rachel Thomasson to provide a comprehensive neuropsychiatry service for Greater Manchester and neighbouring areas. His general clinics are focused on diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychiatric aspects of known or suspected neurological disease. He also collaborates with psychiatrists in secondary care to investigate psychiatric presentations that have a suspected organic basis. Richard's special interest clinics include epilepsy, movement disorders and sleep. He also has particular interest and expertise in neuropsychiatric sequelae of inborn errors of metabolism and collaborates regularly with the Mark Holland Metabolic Unit.
Richard graduated from The Royal London Hospital Medical School in 1982. He completed his pre-registration house officer year at Tameside General Hospital and psychiatry training in South Manchester, including clinical work at the David Lewis Centre for Epilepsy. During training, Richard completed a diploma in tropical medicine and his MD thesis was undertaken in India, focusing on epilepsy, learning difficulties and movement problems in children. Richard was appointed as a consultant at Salford Royal in February 2001.