Malcolm Richardson is the Director of the Mycology Reference Centre, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust at Wythenshawe Hospital and an honorary Professor of Medical Mycology at the University of Manchester. In 2017 the Mycology Reference Centre became the first European Confederation of Medical Mycology Centre of Excellence (Diamond Status). Malcolm Richardson is an elected Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and the Royal 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 mycobiome of indoor environments using next generation sequencing. Malcolm Richardson is a NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre infection project lead.