Richard’s research interests are in the areas of inclusive education and children’s rights. He is currently Principal Investigator on a project investigating knowledge, attitudes and practices towards children with disabilities in Bhutan, funded by UNICEF. He is also director of Project IRIS, a longitudinal study into special educational provision in the Republic of Ireland. Richard has conducted research for research councils, charitable trusts and government organisations in the UK, China, Estonia, Malaysia, Malta, Ireland, Georgia and India.
He is currently supervising PhD students from both the UK and overseas who are conducting research into various aspects of inclusion and children’s rights.