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Dr Ian Robson

Associate Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

I am an educator and qualitative researcher focusing on co-production to support enquiry and organisational change in UK health, education and social care. I have a particular interest in supporting inter-disciplinary dialogue in system and service change, often using visual methods.

I help individuals and groups see challenges in fresh ways, evaluate interventions and services, and to better include and work with service users. I am passionate about supporting colleages in Higher Education to develop their teaching practice.

Ian Robson

Campus Address

Manor House M003
Coach Lane Campus (West)
Coach Lane, Benton, Newcastle Upon Tyne

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Learning through mess: Sensemaking visual communication practices in a UK multidisciplinary applied health study, Robson, I. 1 Aug 2022, In: Visual Communication
  • Improving Sensemaking in Social Work: A worked example with Deleuze and Art, Robson, I. 1 Sep 2021, In: Qualitative Social Work
  • Building student engagement through co-production and curriculum co-design in public administration programmes., Elliott, I., Robson, I., Dudau, A. 29 Oct 2020, In: Teaching Public Administration
  • Opening up the unfamiliar and enabling new pathways for movement and becoming: Through, in, and beyond attachment, Carlyle, D., Robson, I., Lhussier, M. 17 Jan 2020, In: Journal of Childhood Studies
  • Impact Evaluation of Attachment Strategy Training. A case study of understanding attachment as a whole systems approach., Graham, P., Robson, I., Cookson, L. 2016
  • Management Learning as Collaborative Visual Encounter: Learning Lessons from Research and Practice, Robson, I. 1 Dec 2016, In: Management Teaching Review
  • Morality, Colour, Bodies: Epistemological and Interpretive Questions of Purity, Duschinsky, R., Robson, I. Jul 2013, In: Excursions
  • Women’s leadership as narrative practice: identifying ‘tent making’, ‘dancing’ and ‘orchestrating’ in UK Early Years Services, Robson, I. 2013, In: Gender in Management: An International Journal

  • John Cavener Sense-Making in Child Protection: Interpreting Social Workers' Reasoning Processes Through Applying Archer's Theory of Reflexivity Start Date: 04/05/2016 End Date: 03/01/2017
  • Lucy Barker Becoming an Inclusive practitioner. Trainee teachers' experience, understanding and enactment of inclusive pedagogy on practice placement. Start Date: 20/07/2018
  • Donna Carlyle Walking in Rhythm with Deleuze and a Dog inside the Classroom: An Ethnographic Ensemble Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 28/09/2021

  • Nursing Related Studies PhD January 07 2016
  • Education PGCert July 01 2011
  • Urban Studies MSc May 20 2005
  • BSc (Hons) September 01 1999
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016


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