Robert Baldock is a publisher and author. He studied modern history and politics in Britain and has a PhD in the same subject. In 1985, Baldock became an editor in the history department of Yale University Press, where he was made managing director in 2004. His biographical work Pablo Casals (1992) was translated into various languages. Baldock is a board member of the Royal Cello Society, which brings young, talented cellists together with teachers and professionals.