In 1991 Richard was one of the founding members of VIRART, the Virtual Reality Applications Research Team, established to explore and develop applications of virtual reality technology. He is currently the Technical Manager of the Human Factors Research Group (HFRG) at the University of Nottingham. His Ph.D, titled ‘The Structured Development of Virtual Environments: Enhancing Functionality and Interactivity’, was awarded in 2001. His particular interests are VR, 3D scanning, haptic, and other 3D interfaces and he is currently involved in a number of EU and nationally funded projects applying these technologies in archaeology, higher/further education and healthcare.
Role within project
Facilitating formative and summative evaluation studies and applying human factors research methods to evaluate system design, including end-user assessment of usability, utility and effectiveness of the technologies developed.