GUE Instructor resumé



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Classes I teach:
Discover Diving
Recreational Supervised Diver
Recreational Diver 1 - Nitrox
Recreational Diver 2 - Triox
Recreational Diver 3 - Trimix
GUE Fundamentals
Doubles Diver
Drysuit Diver
Triox Primer
Rescue Primer
Navigation Primer
DPV Diver 1
Documentation Diver
Technical Diver 1
Technical Diver 2
CCR Diver 1
Recreational Dive Leader

Richard Walker

United Kingdom
Croatia

+44 7968 966 749
rich@wreckandcave.co.uk

www.wreckandcave.co.uk


Professional

  • Honorary Associate Professor in Citizen Science, Heriot Watt University. 2018-present
  • GUE representative to the Health and Safety Executive
  • Chairman – Ghost Fishing UK. 2017 - present
  • Member of GUE Board of Directors 2016 - present
  • GUE Board of Advisors: Member 2010 - 2016
  • GUE Director of Technical Training 2010 – 2015
  • GUE Quality Control board member 2005 - 2010
  • 1996-2007 Research Assistant. University of Sheffield. Sheffield, UK.

Education

  • BSc (1990) Electronic Engineering with Medical Electronics. University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.
  • MSc (1992) Medical Electronics. University of London
  • PhD. (1997) University of Sheffield

Diving Qualifications

  • GUE Cave 2, Tech 2
  • GUE Fundamentals, Tech 2 and CCR 1 instructor
  • Instructor Evaluator to Tech 2 level.

Diving Experience

  • 3000+ Dives
  • 1000+ Mixed gas dives
  • 1000+ Decompression dives

Community Involvement

  • Member of GUE Training Council
  • Director of Technical Training
  • Member of GUE Board of Advisors
  • Member of GUE Board of Directors
  • Ghost Fishing UK Chairman, 2015 – present
  • Set up and coordinate a UK based Ghost Fishing charity with a number of areas of activity around the UK. Scientific collaborations with Heriot Watt University. External funding secured. Wide collaborations with other conservation groups. Significant media interest.
  • Project Morpheus: Exploration diver, Licanka, Croatia. 2016-present
  • Original exploration of mixed dry / submerged cave systems.
  • Scapa Flow Science Diving week. October 2019
  • This was a preliminary week to develop the concepts and team for an ongoing citizen science project in Scapa Flow. Hosted on local dive charter MV Halton, the group of 12 divers worked on survey, measurement and marine life survey techniques. The team is committed to return in 2020 and a more robust experimental framework will be developed for that event.
  • Mars: Project Diver 2015-present
  • Involved with archeological survey work on a 450 year-old Swedish battleship.
  • Project Morpheus: Exploration diver, Licanka, Croatia. 2016-present
  • Original exploration of mixed dry / submerged cave systems.
  • Ghost Fishing: Project Diver, Argo, Croatia. 2014
  • Member of the team recovering a large fishing net from the wreck of the MV Argo.
  • Project Tiger: Organiser 2011-2014
  • To survey and documentation project to commemorate the loss of life on two WW2 landing ships. It ran for around 5 years, involving divers from the UK, Poland, Germany and Hungary.
  • Thresher Shark Research and Conservation Project (TSRCP) 2008
  • Advised and trained TSRCP project divers to be more effective with their underwater survey work. The project aims to document and protect the Thresher shark cleaning stations on Monad Shoal, Philippines.
  • Project Baseline: Project Diver – Portland Harbour Wrecks Project
  • Set up a project up to encourage recreational divers to get involved in project work.
  • Herault Cave Diving Expedition: Exploration Diver 2010-present
  • Original exploration of submerged cave systems in the Herault region of France.
  • Karst Odyssey: Exploration Diver 2008 - 2009.
  • Original exploration submerged Balkan cave systems, specifically in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Publications

  • Personal Interview with X-Ray magazine
  • https://xray-mag.com/content/rich-walker
  • Understanding Technical Diving – video about how to develop as a technical diver
  • https://vimeo.com/114722925
  • Back to Fundamentals – What happens on a GUE Fundamentals class
  • https://gue.com/blog/fundamentals-of-diving/