About Richard Underwood

I currently live in Greater Manchester, England, where I am engaged in writing and research.

Born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, I attended Old Colwyn Primary School. As a teenager I attended St Helena’s School in Colchester, Essex, before joining the medical branch of the Royal Air Force and serving in hospitals and medical centres both at home and abroad.

After leaving the forces I had a wide variety of jobs, and worked as a police officer, an ordained minister of religion, a local government officer, a charity worker, a social worker, a counsellor, and a civil servant before finally ending up nursing on an acute NHS mental health ward.