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First Name: Rob

Last Name: Ashton

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Company: Freelance

Category of Membership: Public

Areas of expertise:

  • Biology/Health/Medicine


Rob is a writer, researcher and cognitive science nerd, specialising in the psychology and neuroscience of how we communicate.

It's always frustrated him that most of the communication advice pushed by self-help books and the media is based on a mixture of pseudoscience, hearsay and wishful thinking.

He’s therefore made it his mission to uncover peer-reviewed research in this area, sort fact from pure fiction and share the results.

He is also the founder of the learning company Emphasis (, which he set up in 1998. That company has so far trained 50,000 people around the globe to transform their written communication.