Robert Norman holds a personal chair as Professor for Reproductive and Periconceptual Medicine at the University of Adelaide and is a subspecialist in reproductive medicine (CREI) and in endocrine biochemistry (FRCPA). He was Director of the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide from 2008 to 2013, a collection of 60 Research Leaders in reproductive health and regenerative medicine, with more than 450 members. He has been the leader of two NHMRC Program Grants and has published over 450 peer-reviewed publications and one book. He has an h score of 103 (Google Scholar) with more than 48,700 citations. He serves on the editorial board of major reproductive journals.
His major research contributions have been in IVF and reproductive endocrinology, particularly in PCOS, the effect of lifestyle on reproductive outcomes and periconception medicine. He is the former Medical Director and an active reproductive medicine specialist at Fertility SA and was formerly CEO of Repromed Pty Ltd. He was President of the Asia Pacific Initiative for Reproduction Society (membership 2000+), Scientific Chair of ASPIRE (2014 and 2016) and Scientific Chair of the Fertility Society (2012 – present). He was awarded an Order of Australia (AO) in 2013. In 2015 he became a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and in the same year was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Medicine by the University of Adelaide. He has been given the top awards of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE).