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

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Professor Malcolm Richardson

Role: Honorary Professor in Medical Mycology

Tel: +44 161 291 5914


Regional Mycology Centre
Education and Research Centre
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 Regional Mycology Laboratory at the University Hospital of South Manchester and an honorary Professor of Medical Mycology at the University of Manchester. Prior to these positions he was the Director of the Regional Mycology Reference Laboratory, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, UK, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Mycology, University of Glasgow, and more recently an Associate Professor in Medical Mycology at the University of Helsinki, Finland, with an affiliate appointment at the Helsinki University Central Hospital. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and of the Institute 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 350 original articles, book chapters and reviews and is the author or editor of fifteen mycological textbooks and handbooks, including Fungal Infection: Diagnosis and Management, 3rd Edition (2003), 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). ??Malcolm Richardson is a frequent speaker and session chair at major international conferences in the fields of clinical microbiology, infectious diseases, and medical mycology. His professional duties include being the Editor-in-Chief of Critical Reviews in Microbiology, an Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, a Member of the Editorial Board of Current Fungal Infection Reports, a member of the APMIS International Board of Co-Editors; an Executive Committee Member of the EUCAST-Antifungal Susceptibility Testing Group, and Senior Editor of an Internet Forum for Deep Fungal Infections. Currently, he is the General Secretary of the International Society of Human and Animal Mycology. Additional activities include Managing Director of MobiAir Diagnostics Ltd; and Principal Scientific Advisor: Fugenex UK; and consultant for various pharmaceutical and health care companies. Recently, Malcolm Richardson has joined the European Food Safety Authority’s Working Group on the Qualified Presumption of Safety of Yeasts, and a WHO Working Group on Dampness and Mould.

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

The Royal College of Pathologists and the Institute of Biology. 

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 Regional Mycology Laboratory at the University Hospital of South Manchester, Wythenshawe Hospital and a PI within the Respiratory and Infection Research Group, School of Translational Medicine.

Editor-in Chief: Critical Reviews in Microbiology

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-Elect: International Society for Human and Animal Mycology