Richard’s research blends biology and engineering. He uses biomechanics as a tool to investigate evolutionary biology and how the physical environment determines the morphology and control systems of flying animals. He has worked on the sensory mechanisms of insects and birds, including flow-sensing, load-sensing, and optic flow. Richard’s work uses advanced equipment, such as high-speed cameras to film animals and understand their aerodynamic footprints. Richard has wide interests from aerial robotics to the haemodynamics of aneurysms. Richard joined the Royal Veterinary College in 2013 after reading Biological Sciences at Exeter, a DPhil (PhD) in Oxford, and postdoctoral positions in Oxford and Bath.


TitleCurrent Approaches to Sharing Knowledge: Tales from the KQ
VenueKnowledge Centre Theatre
Time14:00 – 15:00