Born in Nigeria but educated in England, Robert studied Aerospace Engineering before migrating to Australia in the 1970s. He has worked in academia, research and IT in Australia and the USA but now teaches Maths and Physics at high school. He loves classical music (particularly opera) and attends concerts in Australia and overseas. He has been a glider pilot since age 15 and continues to enjoy the freedom of the skies. He lives in Brisbane, Australia with his wife, three ginger cats and a labradoodle.

Robert started his first novel at age 10 and there have been many starts since then - but now there have been four completions, with two novels a short story and a novella.