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.
THE eating habits of overweight or obese adolescents differ according to gender, new research suggests.
CONFLICT between teachers and students in kindergarten and pre-primary has been directly linked to increased future problems with victimisation, aggression and hyperactivity problems, research suggests.
INCREASING ozone depletion in the Arctic and the 24-hour sunlight of its summer days have a surprising effect on plankton activity, new research suggests.
LOWER status in a peer group can increase the risk of a woman facing sexual aggression in nightclubs, research suggests.
COLON cancer survivors who engage in moderate- to vigorous-intensity exercise have a significantly higher health-related quality of life, according to recent research.
AN AQUATIC herbicide could be a weapon in the fight against multi-herbicide-resistant Annual ryegrass (Lolium rigidum), one of the most costly and persistent weeds in the Wheatbelt.
A NEW public health model for supporting mourning is one step closer to being implemented, according to Curtin and La Trobe University researchers.
CHILDREN and teenagers need more say in the design of public spaces such as parks and playgrounds, University of Western Australia researchers contend.
REDUCING pressure injuries in healthcare settings is the goal of a new international clinical practice guideline involving local and national researchers.