Richard graduated from Swansea University with a BSc and PhD in the area of physics. Subsequently, he joined Grant Thornton where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA), becoming a fellow (FCA) in 2020.
Richard began his academic career at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, where he taught and undertook research in the areas of financial reporting, audit, public sector accounting, and more recently, accounting pedagogy.
His work has been published by internationally recognised journals, including Journal of Accounting and Economics, Accounting and Business Research and has engaged with UK and Welsh Governments. He acts as an ad-hoc reviewer for several international journals including Accounting and Business Research, British Accounting Review and Abacus.
Richard has taught at various levels and for many different audiences. His primary expertise is financial reporting at the under- and post-graduate level, but has also provided bespoke courses to industry and a number of public sector bodies (e.g. NHS Wales and the Welsh Parliament). Richard is a fellow of the Higher Education Authority (FHEA) and holds a postgraduate certificate in university teaching and learning (PgCUTL).
Richard has worked closely with professional and academic bodies, such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the British Accounting and Finance Association, in disseminating his work, delivering best practice, and engaging with the ever-changing landscape of accounting education and practice.