Dr David Robertson

Dr David Robertson


I am currently admissions tutor for the BSc(Hons) in Occupational Therapy and lecture on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Plymouth University School of Health Professions. I have an interest in professional development and my PhD investigated the transition between novice and expert practitioner. My professional practice experience was mainly in remote and rural areas and I retain a research interest in healthcare delivery in these settings. I supervise students engaging in research at all levels and act as an external examiner for programmes in other higher education institutions and as a peer reviewer for professional journals.


PhD, Robert Gordon University, 2012
Thesis: Thinking, reasoning and the shock of practice.

PgCert Research Methods, Robert Gordon University, October 2006

PgCert Tertiary Level Teaching, Robert Gordon University, May 2004

MSc in Ergonomics, University of Aberdeen, 2002
Dissertation: The ergonomics of unilateral wheelchair propulsion.

BSc (Hons) Health Studies, Glasgow Caledonian University, 1994
Research Project: Quality of life in post myocardial infarction patients.

Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists, Queen Margaret College, 1984

Professional membership

Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)