2008 Senior Australian of the Year (South Australia) Science communicator
From: South Australia
Rob is Professorial Fellow at Flinders University. The author of more than 40 books, he has been a science writer and broadcaster on TV and radio for more than 40 years, including co-hosting Curiosity Show. He was awarded two Eureka Prizes, including the Aust Government Eureka for Science Promotion, the SA Prize for Excellence in Science Communication and an OAM for Science Communication and Conservation. He chairs many science bodies and was senior Australian of the Year for SA.