Hails from: Toronto, Canada.
Past life: Rob has written over 100 articles for Science Network 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 (now sadly defunct).
Favourite Science: I have a great admiration and interest in UWA’s Oceans Institute. The untapped potential of the world’s oceans is astonishing.
Evolving to: Currently doing a PhD and working on a new novel.
Loves: The arts, reading, travel.
A LOCAL researcher is calling for veterinarians to be aware and informed about an increase in canine vector-borne diseases (CVBD) as a result of global travel.
A GREATER focus on autophagic activity and metabolism in cancerous cells could make a significant difference in the development of more effective cancer treatments, researchers contend.
A CURTIN University-led research group has identified seven safety models that could save lives on Australian roads.
MOLECULAR and stable isotopic techniques have been used to examine 5000 years of sedimentary dynamics of the northern Coorong Lagoon, South Australia.
THE first evidence of the livestock-associated antibiotic resistant Golden Staph has been detected in Australian pigs, a national group of researchers warns.
ADOLESCENTS born from pregnancies complicated by pre-eclampsia have poorer motor development outcomes than their peers, a new study has found.
A MURDOCH University survey has lent support to Western Australia’s newly enacted Cat Act 2011 requiring cats to be sterilised before the age of six months.
A REVIEW of pesticide use in workplaces recommends increased training, better safety compliance and replacement of the most hazardous pesticides to improve worker safety.
A RESEARCH group led by the University of Western Australia and Kings Park and Botanic Gardens is championing ‘ecological energetics’ as an essential tool for ecologists in understanding rapidly changing ecosystems.
ADVERTISING in the form of games or “advergames” can be as effective as regular 30-second television advertisements according to researchers at Murdoch University’s Audience Labs.