Rob holds a joint honours degree in History and Art & Design, specialised in British History for his postgraduate studies and has taught both subjects for many years, his students ranging from early teens to undergraduates. Later in his career, he specialised in the application of new technologies in special and alternative education.
He started writing when he ran his own business, Jester Productions, in which he mostly wrote scripts for plays and musicals that were used eclectically and most were performed internationally.
He has been a fine artist most of his life and has received commissions that have ranged from magazine work and book covers to designing church interiors.
Rob lives in Orrell, Lancashire.