Professor Clark has been recognised for contributions to the field of cognitive neuroscience and in the provision of some of the initial evidence of brain changes in many disorders including traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, attention deficit disorder, anxiety and schizophrenia. He was also one of if not the first researcher to construct an effective brain-computer interface. He has published over 170 articles in peer-reviewed journals, articles and books. He has practiced as a clinician for over 30 years, focusing on the assessment and treatment of cognitive, affective and brain dysfunction such as those listed above. He has been instrumental in Australia in establishing the regulated use of neurotherapy as an adjunct to conventional psychological therapy, contributing to the development of clinical practice standards and the creation of a national accreditation authority. He is Clinical Director at Brain Clinics Australia in North Queenland, where he practices in psychotherapy.
Richard Clark served on the National Executive of the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia, and on the Board of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance – Australia. He is a past-President of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, past-Patron of the Brain Injury Network of South Australia, has been on the Editorial Board of the journal, Clinical EEG & Neuroscience, and is a Fellow of both the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia and the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
Richard Clark completed first class Psychology Honors at the University of Adelaide in South Australia and a PhD in Psychology at Flinders University. He is registered as a practicing Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Medicare Provider No 2774846L.
Professor Clark is a past Head of the School of Psychology at Flinders University in South Australia.