Richard undertook his Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Laboratory science) undergraduate degree at the University of Tasmania. He began his career as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in the Australian Diagnostic Pathology Industry working Western Australia, Victoria, and Tasmania and retiring from that industry as a Senior Medical Scientist in the Microbiology Department of the Royal Hobart Hospital. After completing his PhD at the University of Tasmania School of Medicine part-time, while working at the Hospital, he joined academia. His career has involved both academic and clinical laboratory positions in Australia, West Africa, Eastern Europe, and the United States of America.

Richard is an internationally recognised parasitologist and is the former Team Lead of the Parasitic Diseases Diagnostic Reference Laboratory at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States of America. He is a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Diagnostic Technical Advisory Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases, and the WHO focus group for the ongoing implementation of the Gap Assessment Tool for Neglected Tropical Diseases – Diagnostics. In 2023, he was a member of the select team which wrote the WHO Guidelines for Public health Measures to Control Strongyloidiasis. He has published widely and is parasitology Editor for the prestigious journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, and a helminth section Editor for PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Richard is also co-editor of the parasitology section of the 14th edition of the American Society for Microbiology's Manual of Clinical Microbiology, one of the foremost clinical microbiology references globally.

Richard is a Fellow of the Australian Society for Microbiology, a Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, and a Founding Fellow of the Faculty fo Science of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. In 2020, Richard was awarded the Australian Society for Microbiology Lyn Gilbert award for major contributions in diagnostic laboratory microbiology nationally or internationally. Richard is one of only six people to have received this prestigious national award since its inception in 2014.

  • TM5501: Tropical Medicine (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5503: Human Parasitology (Level 5; TSV)
  • Tropical Diseases, Medical Parasitology, Zoonoses, Laboratory Diagnostics, Genotyping, Epidemiology.
  • Tropical Diseases, Medical Parasitology, Zoonotic Disease, Clinical Microbiology
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  • 2020 - Australian Society for Microbiology Lyn Gilbert Award For major contributions in any area of diagnostic laboratory microbiology in Australia or internationally
  • 2018 - Australian Society for Microbiology Distinguished Service Award For exceptional service of, or contributions by, individuals to microbiology and the ASM over a sustained period of time
  • 2017 - CDC Laboratory Excellence Award In recognition of significant and continual improvement in clinical testing policies and procedures for CLIA compliance
  • 2017 - CDC Excellence in Program Delivery – Domestic For excellence in service and support tostate public health and other laboratories in the diagnosis of parasitic diseases
  • 2016 - Australian Institute of Medical Scientists Queensland and Tropical Division Special Recognition Award
  • 2011 - University of Tasmania Teaching Merit Certificate
  • 2012 to 2024 - Australasian College of Tropical Medicine
  • 2011 to 2024 - Faculty of Science, The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
  • 2011 to 2024 - Australian Society for Microbiology
  • 2011 to 2024 - The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
  • 2006 to 2024 - Australian Society for Parasitology
  • 1996 to 2016 - Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
  • 2023 to 2024 - Parasitology Section Editor, The Manual of Clinical Microbiology (American Society for Microbiology, Washington D.C.)
  • 2023 - Helminth Section Editor, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • 2018 - Associate Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases

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