Richard Veerapen

Richard Veerapen
Adjunct Assistant Professor

LL.B (University of Wolverhampton, England), LL.M (Northumbria University, England), M.A (University of Victoria), PhD (University of Victoria)

Richard Veerapen is former neurosurgeon who practiced in that specialty in the UK and Malaysia during a medical career spanning close to three decades prior to acquiring legal training which culminated in his obtaining a Ph.D. in Law & Society at the Faculty of Law at UVic. 

He has co-founded and developed a new medical malpractice defence organization offering indemnity defence for Malaysian physicians and has taught extensively on conflict management in healthcare to clinical professionals and leaders, and health science undergraduates. He has also previously worked in the independent medical examination (IME) field for personal injury assessment as a med-legal consultant for a Canadian corporation.