He is known internationally not only as a sceptic but also as a children's author having written and co-written more than 28 children's books, many of those on origami.
He is a regular on the international lecture circuit, and in June 2008, is an invited speaker at TAM6 (The Amazing Meeting 6) the world's largest sceptic convention in Las Vegas, along with guests such as The Myth Busters, Penn & Teller and James Randi. In August he will attend Dragon*Con, the world's largest Sci-Fi and Fantasy convention in Atlanta, also as an invited speaker.
He first appeared on Australian television in 1988 to promote his books and has been featured on such children's shows as Wombat on Channel Seven. He appears regularly as a sceptical commentator on Today Tonight, Sunrise, Radio 2GB, 2UE and ABC702. Richard has worked as a television and film extra, appearing in the background of programs such as All Saints, Home and Away and the new feature film Australia.
Richard is the founder and one half of the Mystery Investigators science show which explores myths and teaches critical thinking to schools.
In a previous life, Richard worked for the Commonwealth Bank as a web designer.