Robert completed his undergraduate degree in Human Movement at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Due to his passion for exercise and sport science, Robert then completed his Honours and PhD at UTS. Including the University of Newcastle, Robert has taught at UTS and the University of Sydney, and regularly lectures for the NSW Department of Sport and Recreation.
His research involved the analysis of the biomechanics of sprint acceleration in field sport athletes, and the effects of different speed, strength and power training methodologies. Robert's current research interests has continued in this area. The projects he is working on at the moment include analysing the effects of speed, agility, and quickness training, as well as developing sport-specific tests of speed, change-of-direction speed, and reactive agility.