As the President and CEO, Robert oversees the dynamic organization and wears many hats—leader, coach, facilitator, head trainer, strategist and synthesizer. Robert has trained more than 3,000 scientists and helped hundreds of organizations meaningfully engage with non-technical audiences by effectively communicating their science, technology and innovation.
Robert is one of Canada’s leading authorities on public perception and trust in science and has been a keynote speaker at several international sciences, engineering and industry conferences where he has presented “The Science of Communication” – Learning to Speaking the Same Language ™
In 2015, Robert was awarded the Leadership, Enterprise and Partnership Award by the Council of Aboriginal Business for his work facilitating meaningful engagement between Canada’s Indigenous Peoples and science-based organizations by focusing on how Indigenous traditional values can inform environmental and social policy making.
Robert is also the founder and CEO of PR Associates, Canada’s largest science communication and public relations firms and the author of “The Science of Communication–Speaking Each Other’s Language.”