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Since 1998, Robert has been a medical photographer in the Medical Illustration Unit of the UCL Institute of Neurology and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, UCLH Trust. He explains: "We provide an essential patient-orientated clinical photographic and videographic service. In addition, we provide PR photography, educational video production and large-format scientific poster printing through our bureau service. This complements the provision of technical media support through the management of the three lecture theatres at the Institute and Hospital in Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London." Robert graduated with a BA (Hons) in photography from the University of Westminster in 2008 and has recently completed his PgCert in medical illustration from Cardiff University. His passion for photography started at the age of 16 while studying A-level photography at Christ the King Sixth Form College in Lewisham, South London.
He says, "My interest in the technical side of photography soon developed into a fascination of how photography can embrace the scientific world, by creating dynamic records illustrating the world in which we all live as accurately and precisely as possible."
The majority of the neurosurgical images that Robert photographs concentrate on the brain. Robert says, "This fascinating and intricate organ, often referred to as 'the most powerful computer on the planet', is defined in its most delicate, vulnerable and exposed state, which reminds us of just how fragile the brain actually is."
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