Richard specialises in acoustics, with expertise in environmental noise, modelling and measurement of sound propagation, and developing measurement and calibration systems.

He has over 15 years of professional experience in data analysis, covering topics including earthquake damage prediction, race car telemetry, road traffic crash rates, and various behavioural studies.

His previous experience includes responsibility for maintaining the primary standard for sound pressure at the National Physical Laboratory in the UK, developing catastrophe risk analysis systems in the United States, managing noise research for the UK’s department for the environment (Defra), and stints at several environmental consultancies.