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PhD Candidate, University of Sheffield

Richard holds an honours degree in international relations, as well as senior professional qualifications in journalism, PR and marketing. He is an experienced journalist and PR practitioner with a background in campaigns. His work has been published nationally and internationally and his bylines range from the Guardian to Esquire. Richard's investigative reportage has looked into the disposal of radioactive waste, malpractice in university funding and corruption in local government.


Richard's research concerns the relationship between police media relations practice and regional print newsrooms, with a focus on how this activity reflects in the coverage of environmental activism. He is looking at how the relationship between these various actors has evolved over time – particularly post-Leveson.

Richard also lectures on course modules looking at propaganda, ethics and media theory.


  • 2011–2017
    Lecturer, Universities of Sheffield, Nottingham Trent and Birmingham City


  • 2017
    Environmental Communication, 1-14, Corporations, Consumerism and Culpability: Sustainability in the British Press. , .

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy