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 soil-borne water mould Phytophthora cinnamomi (dieback) has rendered unique vegetation on the peaks of the Stirling Ranges in the Great Southern to the point of being critically endangered.
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.
RESEARCHERS have advanced the quest to understand how one of Australia and the world’s largest zinc and lead mining deposits was formed.
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.
EX-OFFENDERS in Western Australia may not be seeking out or receiving the mental health services they need, research suggests.
A TOOL to help athletes consistently and reliably measure their level of post-performance exhaustion has been developed by Murdoch University researchers.