Robin is an applied health and care researcher with an interest in new models of integrated and primary care. His research explores the reality of implementing integrated care in practice through the experiences of patients, communities, professionals and their organisations. He enjoys formative studies which engage with the messy realities of change and can make a positive contribution to local learning as well as the wider evidence base.
He co-ordinates and teaches on numerous leadership and management programmes for clinicians, managers and purchasers, and was central to the development of the centre for health and social care leadership at the University of Birmingham. He has co-led courses, workshops and masterclasses and International Summer Schools for IFIC’s Integrated Care Academy, with a particular interest in the culture and values of inter-professional working. He has also led workshops and short teaching programmes across the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Robin is the current Joint Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Integrated Care and was the Co-Editor of the Journal of Integrated Care between 2012 and 2018. He published over 50 peer reviewed articles and three books exploring the implementation of person-centred and coordinated care.
Prior to his academic career Robin was a practitioner, manager and commissioner, and has served as a non-executive director and chair of trustees within housing and charitable sectors. In addition to his IFIC role Robin is an advisory group member of the European Primary Care Network, and a Senior Fellow of the School for Social Care Research .