Robert holds BA (Hons) and MA (Hons) degrees from the University of Sydney and a PhD from the University of New South Wales. The research for all these degrees has combined music with literary and cultural studies. Robert has been a casual lecturer and tutor at UNSW and was also a short-term post-doctoral fellow there. He has lectured for the WEA, Sydney, and for Macquarie University. He has written (and broadcast) for ABC FM, for Musica Viva, and he writes regularly for Symphony Services International, especially on 18th century music. He is also one of the directors of the Latin Summer School held annually at the University of Sydney, and he tutors at PLC Extension centre in French and Latin. His edition of Gallus Dressler’s 16th century Latin music treatise Praecepta musicae poeticae was published by the University of Illinois Press in 2007. Most recently articles by him have appeared in the specialist academic journals “Musik in Bayern” (Munich) and “Humanistica Lovaniensia” (Leuven).