Robert is proudly Head of Department of Media, Performance and Communication, an Interim Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Acting and Directing at Staffordshire University
As well as his BA, MA & PhD training and studies, Robert has also taken short courses in Voice with the late Kristin Linklater (BSA), Directing for Screen with Patrick Tucker (Raindance) and Michael Chekhov Technique, Intimacy Training for Directors (ID-UK) and Shakespeare / Chekhov with Max Hafler (Chekhov Training and Performance Ireland).
Robert has worked extensively in commercial and subsidised theatre across the UK and into Europe including directing for Imagine Theatre (since 2007), Selladoor Worldwide, (since 2016), New Vic Theatre Newcastle-under-Lyme (2000-2006), Bolton Octagon, Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough, Theatre Productions (National Tours), Victoria Theatre Halifax, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Milton Keynes Theatre and Southwark Playhouse.
Repertory seasons include work for Leatherhead Theatre and Swanage Mowlam Theatre.
He was Creative Director of Reveal Theatre Company Ltd from 1999 to 2015 and dipped his toe into Radio and Television for the BBC.
Other research areas, including projects and conference delivery can be found on the RESEARCH page.