Robert studied Human Biology graduating in 2002. He was then appointed as a trainee biomedical scientist within the clinical biochemistry department at Kettering General Hospital. As part of his training he completed a post graduate certificate in biomedical science in 2004. In 2006 he moved to Northampton General Hospital to take up a specialist biomedical scientist position in clinical biochemistry. In 2007 Robert completed an MSc in Clinical Chemistry. In 2009 Robert was promoted to become a Senior Biomedical Scientist in the Special Investigations department at Northampton general hospital. Areas of interest and responsibility included toxicology, specialist tumour markers and inborn errors of metabolism. In 2015 Robert was appointed Chief Biomedical Scientist of the Willink Biochemical Genetics Laboratory and moved to Manchester.