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Professor Malcolm Richardson (PhD, FRSB, FInstSSE, FRCPath) - personal details

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Professor Malcolm Richardson

Role: Honorary Professor in Medical Mycology

Tel: +44 161 291 5914


Mycology Reference Centre
Education and Research Centre
University Hospital of South Manchester (Wythenshawe Hospital)
Southmoor Road
Manchester, M23 9LT, UK


Fax: +44 161 291 5806

Telephone: +44 754 599 4936 (Mobile)




Malcolm Richardson is the Director of the Mycology Reference Centre at the University Hospital of South Manchester and an honorary Professor of Medical Mycology at the University of Manchester. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and of the Society of Biology. His clinical and laboratory investigations have focused on the pathogenicity, diagnosis and epidemiology of superficial and systemic fungal infections. More recently he has applied his diagnostic experience to investigating the role of moulds in “sick building syndrome”.

He has published over 380 original articles, book chapters and reviews and is the author or editor of fifteen mycological textbooks and handbooks, including Fungal Infection: Diagnosis and Management, 4th Edition (2012), The Pocket Guide to Fungal infection, 2nd Edition (2006), Therapeutic Guidelines in Systemic Fungal Infection, 4th Edition (2007), and Fungal Infection and Critical Care Medicine (2008). His h-index is 47. Malcolm Richardson is a frequent speaker and session chair at major international conferences in the fields of clinical microbiology, infectious diseases, and medical mycology. From 2008 to 2014 Malcolm Richardson was the Editor-in-Chief of Critical Reviews in Microbiology. His current professional duties include being President of the International Society of Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) (2015 - 2018), and the President of the Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers (2013 - ).  Malcolm Richardson acts as a consultant for the European Food Safety Authority and the World Health Authority, and is a senior advisor for the Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections whose vision is to reduce illness and deaths associated with fungal disease worldwide.

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

The Royal College of Pathologists and the Institute of Biology. 

Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers.

International Society for Human and Animal Mycology

British Society for Medical Mycology

European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

American Society for Microbiology




Director of the Mycology Reference Centre at the University Hospital of South Manchester, Wythenshawe Hospital and a PI within the Centre for Respiratory Medicine and Allergy.

Consultant: Biohazard Committee, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

Consultant: Dampness and Moulds Working Group, World Health Authority (WHO)

Member: Management and Steering Group, UK Clinical Mycology Network

President: Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers

President: International Society for Human and Animal Mycology


Undergraduate and post-graduate medical mycology teaching and research supervision for Institute of Inflammation and Repair

University Hospital of South Manchester: medical mycology workshops, preceptorships, overseas visitors

UK Academy for Healthcare Science: trainee Clinical Scientists Training Officer