Mr Robert is a visiting lecturer at Leeds Beckett University delivering on Master’s courses, and at the University of Huddersfield, where he runs the Secondary Drama PGCE. His work now reaches beyond the world of education, focusing on how stories can promote compassionate cultures and humane leadership. His award-winning book, Oops! Helping Children Learn Accidentally, is published by Crown House Publishing and is a feature on the reading list of many university teacher training courses. His book Uncharted Territories is written with Dr Debra Kidd and was published in 2018. He writes a regular column for the Times Educational Supplement about his encounters as a ‘travelling teacher’. His next book, Botheredness, is due for publication in 2021. He has also contributed fiction to a prison-based literacy reading programme developed by The Shannon Trust.