Robert has worked as a teacher, an ELT magazine editor, and an author. He has written several readers including Owl Hall (Macmillan) which was a finalist in the 2013 ELTon Awards for innovation in learner resources, and the Extensive Reading Foundation Learner Literature Awards. In 2013 he won a Learner Literature Award for his reader The Green Room (Helbling). Robert is one of the co-authors of the secondary course English in Motion (Richmond Publishing).
He is also one of the authors of the award-winning Global eWorkbook (Macmillan). For many years he edited and published iT's for Teachers, a magazine for teachers of English. He also published magazines for British Council students worldwide. He has created web sites for several ELT publishers and produced the audio and video components for many courses. In his spare time he writes and performs songs.