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Rob is an award-winning writer and artist.
He is currently working on commissions for the University of Chester (theatre), New Studios (film), Wakefield Council (app design), The Elizabeth Casson Trust (charity), Lapidus (wellbeing) and The Somatic Practice and Chronic Pain Network (research).
His new show, Buxton: The Musical, premieres at Buxton Opera House in January 2023, with music by Ross Lorraine.
Rob is part of the Wellcome Trust / Heart n Soul team who won the Inaugural Calouste Gulbenkian Award 2021. He was also Writer-in-Residence on the ‘Chatham Placemaking Project’ where 100 of his poems were built into the pavements of Kent. The project was Highly Commended in the National Planning Awards 2020.
Rob trained in theatre design, spent 13 years in photography and 20 more writing for the UK’s top TV, film and theatre companies including the BBC, Channel 4, FIlmFour, Sony, Aardman, Working Title Films and the National Theatre. He has written a wide range of original material from a Christina Ricci movie to Google’s first play.
For the past 8 years, Rob has been helping NHS and Social Care leaders to communicate in a way that is warm, welcoming and accessible to all. He is a Faculty Associate at NHS Research & Development North West (NWC Award for ‘Most Innovative NHS Team’).
He is currently working with the children at Rycroft Youth Club on an exhibition that opens on September 17th, at the Art House in Wakefield, which won the second Calouste Gulbenkian award.