University of Otago, New Zealand
Richard is Professor of Medicine at the University of Otago, Christchurch and Consultant Gastroenterologist at Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand. He completed his medical, gastroenterology and Ph.D. studies in Christchurch before Fellowships at Box Hill (Melbourne, Australia) and St Mark’s (London, UK) Hospitals. He has a clinical and research interest in luminal gastroenterology and nutrition, having published widely in these fields. He is the Medical Director of the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation and is the Principal Investigator for the multi-center clinical trial on the effect of kiwifruit on digestive and gut health functions.