Robin started his career as a Registered Children’s and Mental Health nurse in 1996, and had various roles throughout this time. He became a charge nurse at the sick children’s hospital, in a secure unit for adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues, In care of the older adult and within the Scottish Prison service. Robin undertook management qualifications and became involved in Education within the NHS, training and developing staff, supporting them through their Scottish Vocational Qualifications in Health and Social Care.
He pursed his career in education and has been involved in Further Education as a lecturer, Curriculum leader and Curriculum Manager for 20 years. During this time, he has gained a vast amount of experience within Health and Social care education, and has developed and delivered academic, vocational, distance learning and bespoke qualifications at Further and higher education, from level 4 to level 7.
His roles have included, developing and delivering new materials, distance learning tutor, writing course team reports, program team review and evaluation, linking with external organisations to produce appropriate courses, liaising with placement providers, responsible of quality insurance both internally and externally, and an extended learning support tutor. He was also seconded a s a learning and teaching advisor/ e-learning co-ordinator, supporting other lecturers in developing programs on Virtual learning environments.