Bob started his career as a teacher, before spending 16 years as a head of department at Norwich School. He was a chemistry adviser for CLEAPSS for 21 years. Now semi-retired, he works part-time for CLEAPSS solving all manner of technical and teaching problems.
Bob is passionate about microscale science and has taken chemistry workshops around the world. With David Paterson, he is the co-author of the book, Understanding chemistry through microscale practical work. He won the Royal Society of Chemistry's 2021 Excellence in Secondary and Further Education Prize.