Rupert obtained his university qualifications and underwent general surgical training in the UK.
Following his general surgical training he moved to Perth to undergo further colorectal surgery training at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
Subsequent to his colorectal training he returned to the UK where he worked as a consultant colorectal surgeon.
He soon returned to Perth to commence his current position of colorectal surgeon at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
He has undertaken extensive research achieving both a MD degree in the UK and a Professorial appointment from Curtin University. He has mentored several PhD students as a part of his university appointment and has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.
He has spent the last 10 years working as a consultant specialist at Sir Charles Gairdner and Hollywood Hospital colorectal units performing tertiary level colorectal surgery that includes both benign and malignant conditions. He also has experience in a wide range of general surgical conditions. Rupert has been instrumental in the development of the State Sarcoma Service and regular works in conjunction with orthopaedic, plastic, urological and vascular surgeons to deliver this service through Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
He is an active participant in training of future surgeons having appointments on both the General Surgeons Australia training board and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons committee. Rupert also helped to institute regular education days for trainee surgeons.
Outside of work he has a keen interest in water sports and squash and continues to play regularly. He has been involved in expedition work and charity organisations.