Robert Ketton was educated at King’s School Tynemouth and The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, and Burton School of Speech and Drama. He migrated to Australia in 1974 to help establish Theatre in Queensland Secondary Schools. In 1976 he was appointed as a Lecturer in Theatre at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba. Over the next thirty-three years Robert taught acting and directed dozens of plays for the university’s Performance Centre. Robert retired as senior lecturer in acting in 2009. Since that time Robert has worked for GP Connections (a division of general practice) establishing ‘Floodlight’ to help with flood relief in Toowoomba and environs. He also works as a communication consultant, and is in demand as an M.C. and public speaker. Robert is voluntary P.R. Manager for Downs Steam tourist Railway & Museum and is Vice President of Sunrise Way a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre.
Robert has a number of published books and plays and is currently working on an illustrated children’s book with his artist wife, Catherine. Robert has two grown up children and is inordinately proud of his first grand child.