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.
PEOPLE who are indecisive rather than anxious are more likely to be under-prepared for disasters, such as bushfires, according to a recent study.
A SURVEY of metal concentrations in 253 food and beverages commonly eaten by Western Australians has turned up mixed results.
BETTER integration with primary health care, community outreach programs and culturally appropriate family and community programs could improve Indigenous dental health in Western Australia, research suggests.
GARDEN products company Richgro is using Western Australian food waste to power their operations in a new zero-waste system.
THE GROWTH and body condition of black bream (Acanthopagrus butcheri) in the Swan River Estuary have declined significantly during the last 20 years, Murdoch University research contends.
A TOOL to help athletes consistently and reliably measure their level of post-performance exhaustion has been developed by Murdoch University researchers.
FINISHING beef cattle on grain leads to higher body temperatures before and after slaughter, which can diminish meat quality, research says.
EXHAUST from pure canola oil biodiesel is more lethal for human epithelial cells than that from traditional diesel, new research contends.
TWENTY community pharmacies in Western Australia are trialling a short, simple and self-administered questionnaire for people with bowel problems.