Richard teaches broadcast journalism production at the University of Kent Centre for Journalism, and a course on war reporting.
He has produced and reported TV news and makes documentary films, specialising in difficult access and usually doing his own camerawork. Richard was a member of the war reporting agency, Frontline News Television, which eventually became London's Frontline Club.
He has brought his expertise as a frontline news producer and film maker to his scholarly research
Richard researches the culture and practice of foreign news gathering in areas of conflict, as well as their historical context. His research on the workings of the citizen journalist collective Bellingcat has been published in peer-reviewed journals and book sections, and his PhD explored the practical, regulatory and ethical implications for how war reporters now work with their sources.
Richard is keen to supervise PhD candidates researching aspects of contemporary newsgathering.