BSc Eng (Hons) Electrical Engineering Imperial College London
PhD Power Electronics Imperial College London
CEng FIET Chartered Electrical Engineer
Richard started his career in academia working first as a Research Assistant and then as a Lecturer in the field of electrical machines and power electronic drives at Imperial College London.
After ten years at Imperial College Richard moved to Brush Traction in 1990 as Principal Engineer to carry out research and development on Railway Propulsion Equipment. In 1992 Richard moved to Hawkins.
Since joining Hawkins he has carried out over 1000 forensic investigations involving electrical engineering, fire and explosion incidents both in the United Kingdom and overseas. Richard has investigated fires in vehicles, domestic settings, large commercial and industrial buildings and onboard aircraft and ships. Richard has assisted a number of corporate clients with product liability issues and investigated numerous personal injuries involving electric shock, electrocution and electrical burns.
Richard is experienced in the legal process and has given evidence in the capacity of an expert witness in Magistrates, County and Crown Courts on many occasions. He has wide experience of advising solicitors and Counsel on technical issues.
Richard became an Associate Director of Hawkins in 2002, Director in 2004 and Managing Director in 2006. After a very successful tenure as Managing Director he stepped down from the Board in 2013, to return to forensic investigation and he is currently a Principal Associate in our Cambridge office.