Born and raised in Lancashire, Northern England, Robert has 15 years experience working in the media, with a BA (hons) degree in Media and Cultural Studies, and an NCTJ-accredited postgraduate diploma in Print Journalism.
After starting out in broadcasting in 1998 working for the companies Mersey Television and Granada Television respectively, he later established a career in journalism, working for Trinity Mirror Newspapers as a reporter. Robert went on to freelance for various publications across the UK, and later Australia, before returning to continue his career as a news correspondent for the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo and then as a reporter and feature writer for the Gloucestershire Echo in Cheltenham.
In 2003 Robert moved to London where he continued his career in journalism and publishing, and later in public relations. He has since worked for organisations as diverse as Northcliffe Media, Citigate Publishing, Janes Information Group, Ofcom, the BBC, the Department for Education and Westminster City Council in a range of journalism and PR roles. Throughout his career, he has written on a number of subjects including travel, politics, education, environment, defence, policing, transport, and arts & entertainment for a wide range of newspapers, magazines and online publications.
Robert’s main passion is as a singer/songwriter who performs solo and with his band Ladybird Cadaver in venues across London. A recent foray into playwrighting also saw an abridged version of one of his plays performed at the Cockpit theatre, Marylebone, in December 2011. He is now working on his first novel.
Robert currently lives in South London.