Richard is Head of Department at the National Centre for Computer Animation at Bournemouth University, the leading school for education and research in Computer Animation and Visual Effects in the UK and one of the top 5 worldwide. He has undertaken research in many areas of Computer Graphics, including dynamical modelling, fluid simulation, geometry processing, virtual reality and real-time rendering. In collaboration with partners in the Visual Effects industry he continues to develop high performance and practical solutions to many problems related to film production.


  • Simulation
  • Geometry processing
  • Graphics hardware
  • Rendering
  • Deep learning


  • PhD Computer Science, 2008

    University of Cambridge

  • MSc Computer Science, 2001

    University of Cape Town

  • BSc Computer Science, 1998

    University of the Witwatersrand