Originally a physiotherapist, Robin is a Chartered Psychologist and an experienced teacher, researcher, supervisor and mentor. Robin has an MA in Gerontology and was awarded a PhD for her research into long-lasting marriage. She is particularly interested in the way people use their social relationships to meet their identity development needs and as a resource for coping. Her work as a Consultant in Health and Wellbeing involves building effective partnerships for Knowledge Exchange between the University and Health and Care sectors, including service users and carers. In her spare time, Robin practices as a counsellor and psychosexual therapist with individuals and couples. Her research interests encompass a range of topics related to health and wellbeing, service development, quality, safety and service user and carer experience. She currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of a local Mental Health Trust where she Chairs the Quality and Safety Committee and is a member of the Research Development Committee, the Audit Committee and the Mental Health Act Scrutiny Committee.