Robert is a Senior Lecturer in Public Law. He joined the School of Law as a lecturer in September 2014. Prior to this, Robert studied at Durham Law School, graduating with a LLB (Hons) in 2008, an MJur in 2011, and a PhD in 2014. In 2016, Robert became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Robert is a leading researcher in UK Public Law and his work has been published in Public Law, the Modern Law Review and the Edinburgh Law Review. In 2020-21, Robert completed a Scottish Parliament Academic Fellowship on Brexit Statutory Instruments. On 18 May 2022 he gave evidence to the European Scrutiny Committee at the UK Parliament on the potential impact of the proposed Brexit Freedoms Bill on retained EU law in Scotland.
From 2021-222, Robert was a visiting scholar at Edinburgh Law School researching the constitutional foundations of the Union between England and Scotland.