He was vice-president of Autism Asperger ACT for a while. In 2014, he was a state finalist for ACT Senior Australian of the Year. He wrote an Annex on advocacy for the Australian Autism Handbook.
In his professional life, he’s been a computer science and computer systems engineering academic, a (non-statistical) data analyst, and owner/technical director of INFuse Pty Ltd, a consultancy whose clients included the Defence Department.
Currently, his title is Computational Genomic Specialist – he works in bioinformatics at John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University.
Bob plays bass and calls bush dances with Franklyn B Paverty, Canberra’s oldest bush band.