After a few years as Lecturer in Social Statistics at Southampton University, Clive Richardson’s career has been spent in Greece, where he is Professor of Applied Statistics in Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. Intervening phases included research in hepatitis and HIV/AIDS in the Epidemiology Department of Athens School of Public Health. Out of many research collaborations, three are enduring. One is in the field of blood donation and transfusion: he is a member of the Steering Group of the International Haemovigilance Network’s ISTARE database on adverse reactions and events. A second one is as statistical consultant to the unit of Athens University that houses the Greek Focal Point associated with the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). Through this unit, he is closely involved in the regular ESPAD and HBSC school surveys. He is responsible for estimating the number of high-risk drug users in Greece. This has led to participation in related projects in Cyprus, Bulgaria and Turkey. A third collaboration is with the Adolescent Health Unit of Athens University, chiefly concerning studies related to adolescent use of the internet. In the field of statistics, his interests lie mainly in survey design and analysis, and statistical modelling.