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Over the past 25 years, Richard has worked tirelessly to further the interests of men and women and adolescents with hypogonadism, including his own patients, patients who have reached out from afar by email or letter and, through his contributions to research, teaching and guideline-development, to the wider community of patients with hypogonadism.

He has been active in postgraduate training since 2004, when he was appointed as Training Programme Director for the Northern Deanery, advancing the quality of specialty training, infusing it with enthusiasm for clinical service and protecting it from competing Internal/Acute Medicine service demands.

Over the past 12 years, Richard has delivered around 40 post-graduate workshops and webinars for doctors and nurses for the Society for Endocrinology and has led the “Gonad strand” for Clinical Update/Endocrine Academy for around 9 years; pioneering the highly successful merger of medical and nursing workshops in this area. He also delivered a series of regional webinars during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown, when trainees were largely redeployed to general medical service duties, and was co-opted onto the inaugural meeting of the SfE Events & Training Cross-Committee Group.  

An international leader in medical education, as a founding member of the joint ESE-UEMS group that established the European Board Exam in Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism in 2019, initially in conjunction with RCP-London, he has recently been nominated as Co-Chair of the reconstituted Exam Board for the 2023 period.