Richard has two separate roles: Director of CEPT and Assistant Professor of Veterinary Anatomy at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham. Richard qualified from Cambridge Veterinary School in 1989, and spent the first half of his career in mixed and large animal practices, as well working for Defra for a short period. Richard has been involved with greyhound work since 2004, and has completed several welfare and track safety projects for the governing body of greyhound racing, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB). Richard is Vice Chairman of the Veterinary Sub-Committee of the GBGB, and is also a scientific and veterinary advisor on the Track Safety Sub-Committee of the GBGB. In 2013 Richard was admitted as a Professional Affiliate of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, and also became a member of the British Society of Soil Science, and in 2016 was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In July 2017 Richard won one of the University of Nottingham’s Lord Dearing Awards for his “outstanding contribution to enhancing the student learning environment at the University of Nottingham”.