Hails from: Toronto, Canada.
Past life: Rob has written over 100 articles for ScienceNetwork WA and has promoted WA science to local, national and international audiences through his work with Murdoch University. He is the author of five novels, editor of two anthologies of fiction and former editor of Quarry magazine in Canada.
Favourite science: Rob has a great admiration and interest in UWA’s Oceans Institute. He believes the untapped potential of the world’s oceans is astonishing.
Loves: The arts, reading, travel.
A CLINIC set up to improve rural and remote men’s access to prostate cancer testing and diagnosis has been deemed an overwhelming success.
IN FEBRUARY a certain dress ‘broke’ the internet, sending social media types into hysterics about whether it was blue and black or gold and white.
A TARGETED group approach aimed at parents who choose not to vaccinate their children could help overcome resistance, researchers say.
WOMEN appear uncertain about risk factors for breast cancer, despite the disease being the most common cancer for women in Australia, and their second most common cancer cause of death.
MEN and women are more likely to be assaulted in a WA mining town than in regional towns with more diversified industry.
WHILE people may have never heard of photonics before, they will surely have heard about the technology that relies on its existence, namely the internet, computers and smartphones.
ONLINE activism, such as adding your name to an avvaz.org campaign or liking a Facebook charity page, can be just as effective as traditional forms of activism.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL work at Fremantle Prison is helping illuminate significant differences in how early Swan River Colony administrators treated Aboriginal and Euro-Australian inmates.
PERTH and Fremantle should look to Europe for inspiration on how to become sustainable 21st-century cities, according to Fremantle Mayor and sustainability expert Brad Pettitt.