Rob is a Specialty Registrar in Public Health currently undertaking a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship investigating tuberculosis in migrants to the UK. He is also involved with research aimed at improving the management and control of tuberculosis in homeless people, prisoners and problem drug users. Rob is interested in public engagement and currently runs a project called “Decipher my data! Flu!”. This venture is designed to see if school illness absence data, submitted and partly analysed by school children, can detect peaks in influenza earlier than existing surveillance systems. Rob co-founded The Lancet UK Policy Matters, a website that aims to summarise research evidence for policy changes affecting health in the UK.