Although Bob has been a playworker since 1970 and has run three
adventure playgrounds and worked on many other setting, he tends to work more
as a theorist these days.
His work is internationally acknowledged and he has lectured in
numerous countries including Japan,
the US, Argentina, Hong Kong,
Australia and Europe.
His publications include, Notes for Adventure Playworkers, Play
Environments : A Question of Quality, A Playworker’s Taxonomy of Play Types,
The First Claim Parts I and II, Evolutionary Playwork and Reflective Analytic
Practice, and Play Types : Speculations and Possibilities. The 2nd edition of
Evolutionary Playwork was published in September 2011
Bob was the first Managing Editor of the International Play
Journal from 1993 – 1996, and is currently the Membership Secretary of the EWNI
branch of the International Play Association.
He has run PlayEducation, an independent playwork research and
training consultancy based in Ely, Cambridgeshire since 1984.
His current professional interests are play and evolution, and
the quantum world of play.