Richard has supervised seventeen PhD students and 150 Masters students to successful completion of their research dissertations.
He is currently supervising six PhD/DBA students on topics including IT impact sourcing, digital microenterprise, open government data, big data and digital fabrication.
Future PhD applications are welcome: see "Opportunities" tab for topic priorities. Further details on PhD application can be found at the GDI web site.
Richard is Director for the world's first Masters programme in ICTs for Development. This seeks to create "ICT4D champions" who combine technical competencies in information systems and project management with an understanding of development context and practice. The programme includes overseas fieldwork and the possibility for international internships.
He also co-directs the world's first distance learning MSc in Management & Information Systems. Richard welcomes enquiries about both programmes.
Richard is the moderator of a number of online workspaces dealing with ICTs and international development. These include workspaces covering best practice and case guidance on e-Government; on the digital economy; and on ICTs, climate change and resilience. Richard also leads LinkedIn groups dealing with ICT4D and with actor-network theory and development.
And finally . . . Richard is a keen mountain biker, has his own cookery Web site, and supports Manchester's greatest football team.