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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
  • Designing basic income pilots for community development: what are the key community concerns? Evidence from citizen engagement in Northern England, Howard, N., Gregory, G., Johnson, E., Goodman, C., Coates, J., Robson, I., Pickett, K., Johnson, M. 11 Oct 2023, In: Local Development and Society
  • Family Hubs and the vulnerable care ecologies of child and family welfare in austerity, Disney, T., Crossley, S., King, H., Phillips, J., Robson, I., Smith, R. 21 Jan 2023, In: The Geographical Journal
  • Treating Causes Not Symptoms: Basic Income as a Public Health Measure, Johnson, E., Reed, H., Nettle, D., Stark, G., Chrisp, J., Howard, N., Gregory, G., Goodman, C., Smith, M., Coates, J., Robson, I., Mujica, F., Pickett, K., Johnson, M. 10 Jul 2023
  • Learning through mess: Sensemaking visual communication practices in a UK multidisciplinary applied health study, Robson, I. 1 Aug 2022, In: Visual Communication
  • Teaching Public Administration with visual methods, Robson, I. 21 Jun 2022, Handbook of Teaching Public Administration, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar
  • Building student engagement through co-production and curriculum co-design in public administration programmes, Elliott, I., Robson, I., Dudau, A. 1 Oct 2021, In: Teaching Public Administration
  • Improving Sensemaking in Social Work: A worked example with Deleuze and Art, Robson, I. 1 Sep 2021, 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
  • Impact Evaluation of Attachment Strategy Training. A case study of understanding attachment as a whole systems approach., Graham, P., Robson, I., Cookson, L. 2016

  • Lisa Derrick Start Date: 01/03/2024
  • 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
  • Julie Devon Realising the potential of place-based arts/health interventions. Start Date: 01/10/2022 End Date: 22/06/2023
  • 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

  • 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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