Richard currently works as a dedicated rhinologist (nose, sinus, allergy and endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery) at Macquarie University and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Sydney. He is the program head of Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery at the Applied Medical Research Center of UNSW and is Professor at both the University of NSW and Macquarie University. After several years of post-training fellowships, including formal fellowships in the USA and UK, Richard practices in Sydney, Australia, as one of only a few dedicated rhinologists in the country. He has authored over 300 publications, books, book chapters and completed his PhD in trans-nasal skull base surgery.
Prof Harvey has been ranked as the top Australian researcher in otolaryngology in the past 3 years. Richard has presented over 800 lectures and talks on sino-nasal disease management. He is the current Editor-in-chief of the Australian Journal of Otolaryngology (ww.w.TheAJO.com) as well as an associate editor for the Cochrane ENT disorders group currently and contributes to the editorial board for Rhinology Journal and other international journals. Prof Harvey is the current president of the Australian & New Zealand Rhinologic Society and the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons. He is the recipient of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Medal for Distinguished Contribution to the Art and Science of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, intended to recognize members providing outstanding OHNS services beyond their normal practice activities and the ESR Hughes Award from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for contributions to the profession.
Along with training surgeons in both developed and emerging countries, Richard continues to run a series of courses in Sydney every year to further rhinologic education and training in Australia.