Richard Budd, Clinic Tutor

Following a career in the Royal Navy, Richard trained in the Pilates method and formed part of a team of Pilates teacher trainers. He graduated as an osteopath from the UCO in 2008 and subsequently qualified as a Western Medical Acupuncture practitioner.

In addition to his role at the UCO, Richard provides ‘in-house’ osteopathic clinics at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, providing treatment and advice to performers and support staff.

Richard is passionate about encouraging people to develop and enhance their skills so that they can build on their academic knowledge and impart their theoretical and practical techniques to the best of their ability.

Richard was an active Judo player for over forty years, and although no longer actively competing, continues in the sport as a referee.