Richard completed his Ph.D in the School of Medicine at the University of Sydney, Australia in 2004, while concurrently working as Deputy Director of the Medical Psychology Research Group. In 2005, he completed a Post Doctoral fellowship in the Dept. of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio, USA. Richard then moved to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, USA, where for four years he co-developed the Communication Skill Training and Research Laboratory. He moved to Virginia Commonwealth University on Richmond USA, in 2009 where his research career continues in Psycho-oncology. Richard’s cancer patient focused work has included developing and testing communication aids such as questions prompt lists. His Oncologist-focused work has involved communication skills training development, implementation and assessment. Richard has published widely and, together with his colleagues, has been awarded several Philanthropic and National Funding agency grants in Australia, Europe and the United States. Richard has developed a specialized focus exploring physician-patient communication about therapeutic cancer clinical trials.