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Ms Linda Robson

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Professional biography

I am the Lead Staff tutor for the School of Engineering and Innovation, overseeing the managment role of 18 Staff Tutors.
My own Associate Lecturer management portfolio covers undergraduate modules T198 Engineering at Work, T212 Electronics, and postgraduate modules T848 Managing Technological Innovation, T849 Strategic Capabilities, T867 Managing for Sustainability, T868 Environmental monitoring and T891 Making environmental decisions.  

Much of my time is spent on academic development, particularly providing development opportunities for Associate Lecturers both within STEM and more generic pedagogy for Associate Lecturers across the university.  


Research interests

I am currently working towards a Doctorate in Education, looking at the experiences of students who take study breaks. 

I my previous research has focused on three key themes: online staff development, supporting students with disabilities and communications with students.

Teaching interests

I am currently co-chair of T198: Engineering at Work, and YXM130 Making your Learning Count.
I have been module chair of T227: Change, strategy and projects at Work. Previously I have been on the production teams for T219: Environmental Management, TU100: My Digital Life, T180: Living with the Net, T209 Information and communication Technologies.

Drawing on my experience as a endurance athlete (7 Ironman triathlons, over 60 marathons, represented Great Britain at duathlon and triathlon) I have also taught on E112: Introduction to Sport, fitness and management and authored part of the access module Y064: Exploring Sport Online.


National Association of Disabled Staff Networks (NADSN) – “Our Stories: Experiences from our Disabled Staff Networks across the UK” (2016)
Robson, Linda; Patel, Mona and Nicholson, Jacquie
The Journal of Inclusive Practice in further and higher education(7) (pp. 28-33)

Providing sandwiches: optimising feedback at the education picnic (2014-12)
Robson, Linda
Brookes E-Journal of Learning and Teaching, 6(2)

Enablingstaff@OU – Supporting Integration In The Workplace (2014-11)
Robson, Linda
SDF Digest: A Practitioner Journal for HE Staff Development(2) (pp. 64-67)

Accessibility Challenges in Mobile Learning (2015)
Robson, Linda
In: Zhang, Yu (Aimee) ed. Handbook of Mobile Teaching and Learning (pp. 337-350)
ISBN : 978-3-642-41981-2 | Publisher : Springer

Part-Time Distance Learners’ Experiences Of Study Breaks (2020-03-02)
Robson, Linda
In : INTED 2020 (2-4 Mar 2020, Valencia, Spain)

Student motivations and choices in a ‘pick and mix’ curriculum module at the Open University, UK (2020-03-02)
Robson, Linda and Curry, George
In : INTED 2020 (2-4 Mar 2020, Valencia, Spain) (pp. 972-977)

Correlation of Feedback Comments with Student Attainment on an Open University Module (2017-03)
Robson, L.
In : 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (6-8 Mar 2017, Valencia, Spain) (pp. 1862-1867)

Developing a Community of Practice to Support Academics Engaging in Distributed Scholarship (2017-03)
Perry, R. and Robson, L.
In : 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (6-8 Mar 2017, Valencia, Spain) (pp. 2272-2281)

Student experience of university email communication (2016-03-07)
Robson, Linda; Cook, Lynda and Habgood, Nicolette
In : INTED 2016 (7-9 Mar 2016, Valencia) (pp. 6118-6124)

Developing the developers – supporting development of online conference presentations (2015-03-02)
Robson, Linda
In : 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (2-4 Mar 2015, Madrid, Spain) (pp. 0381-0386)

Scholarship beyond the main campus - supporting the pursuit of scholarship in a distributed institution (2015)
Perry, Raquel and Robson, Linda
In : 20th Annual Staff and Educational Development Association Conference (19-20 Nov 2015, Cardiff)

Additional help, additional problem – issues for supported dyslexic students (2014-04)
Robson, Linda
In : HEA STEM Annual Conference (30 Apr - 01 May 2014, University of Edinburgh, Scotland)

Exploring the highs and lows of developing, organising and running an online conference for the CPD of lecturers
Awan, Rehana and Robson, Linda
In : 19th Annual SEDA conference (13-14 Nov 2013, Nottingham)