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Dr Ian Robson

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Ian Robson

Ian’s background is in management, strategic development and evaluation in integrated children’s services. He has worked in the voluntary and statutory sectors and previously ran his own consultancy before entering academia. Ian is an adoptive parent and foster carer.

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Campus Address

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


  • 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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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
  • Improving Sensemaking in Social Work, Robson, I. 26 Oct 2020, In: Qualitative Social Work
  • 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
  • Management Learning as Collaborative Visual Encounter, Robson, I. 1 Dec 2016, In: Management Teaching Review
  • Accounting for professional identity: relating identify stories and accounts of professional practice in integrated early years services, Robson, I. Apr 2015
  • 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

PGR Supervision

  • Lucy Barker Start: 20/07/2018
  • Donna Carlyle Start: 01/10/2016
  • John Cavener Sense-Making in Child Protection: Interpreting Social Workers' Reasoning Processes Through Applying Archer's Theory of Reflexivity Start: 04/05/2016

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