Richard studied Engineering at King’s College, Cambridge from 1998-2002, specialising in Electronic and Information Sciences in his 3rd and 4th year. He graduated with a First Class BA in Engineering and MEng with Merit in Electronic and Information Sciences. During his studies he was sponsored by and worked for a large Automotive company, amongst other things developing a benchmarking solution for Adaptive Cruise Control. Since then he worked for 18 months in a medium sized software development company developing Java based mail server and webmail software, as part of an integrated telecoms solution. He then moved into the railway sector and worked most recently as a Signals Availability Manager on the London Underground, managing a department of approximately 80 staff.
He returned to academia in 2010, to study for an MPhil and PhD with the title “Modelling the SMART grid as a Complex Adaptive System”, working within the Complex Adaptive Systems, Cognitive Agents and Distributed Energy (CASCADE) project. Richard has wide interests in the sustainable energy field, particularly in Agent Based Modelling, the effect of large scale introduction of distributed and sustainable energy sources into the electricity distribution network and the effect of consumer behaviour on overall energy consumption.