Rob has been an ESL teacher for 9 years following a career in senior education management. He has worked primarily in Middle East North Africa (MENA) in a variety of roles particularly teaching university students but also oil and gas, and health workers. He has taught in Azerbaijan, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Oman before coming to Mauritania.
He has a CELTA with merit and a DPhil from Oxford University in Natural Sciences.
He has been involved in research in the areas of extensive reading and teacher personalities. He gave a paper and presentation on the latter at TESOL Africa in Khartoum in 2015.
He has travelled extensively having visited 106 countries.