Dr Rob Bell has a Bachelor of Science with Honours and a PhD in materials chemistry from the University of Queensland. He says that his love of science (and particularly the environment) came from growing up on a pineapple farm, where he became passionate about the impact that humans have on our world and its natural resources. Dr Rob has worked as a Science Education Officer for the CSIRO, teaching students about science in the lab and at schools, and spent nearly 11 years hosting the Network Ten kids science show Scope. These days he is building a science education website while writing his new series of books for kids aged eight to twelve: The F.A.R.T. Files. He lives with his family in Brisbane.