Robert is a Research Associate with ReproSoc. He lectures on the paper Sociology of Gender and, over the past three years, has supervised undergraduate students taking the Human, Social and Political Science (HSPS) Tripos, previously Politics, Psychology and Sociology (PPS), on papers Modern Britain, Contemporary Societies and Global Transformations, and The Family. Robert also supervises undergraduate dissertations on topics related to his research interests.
Robert's research combines his interests in parenthood and sexuality. He studies how people who, historically, have not been expected to have children - for example, gay people or people living with HIV - respond to cultural changes around sex and the family and how they approach advances in medicine that enable them to become parents. His work concentrates on contemporary Britain, with a particular focus on assisted reproductive technologies and sexually transmitted infections.