Robert is the Senior Editor of the Children and Families Network, and Joint Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Skin. He has been involved with the Cochrane Collaboration since 2006. Robert is a Reader in Paediatric Allergy at Imperial College London, and Associate Professor of Evidence-Based Dermatology at the University of Nottingham. He is also a practicing paediatric allergist in London, UK. His clinical trial and systematic review work has focussed on interventions during pregnancy or the first year of life for preventing the onset of allergic conditions. His current research grants are using individual participant data meta-analysis to better understand the effects of early skin care on risk of allergic conditions, and understanding the impact of commercial pressures on the conduct and reporting of infant formula trials.