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John Robinson

John Robinson
email: john.robinson @ unlikeminds.co.uk
phone: +44 7527 729 524
skype: johnfrancisrobinson


John was formerly the Director of Research Development at the Centre for Urban Education, Manchester Metropolitan University. He has developed considerable experience in working in a variety of educational settings including primary and secondary schools and with public sector bodies to develop the skills and potentialities of the individual communities, including adults and young people. He has worked with several police forces to develop curriculum materials and training programmes to combat violent extremism.


Visioning, coaching, mentoring, educator, presenting, action researcher, writer, training young people as educational researchers, future searching, community conversations, skills building.


2011 Present board member, Careers Academies UK, Blackburn Advisory Board
2008 Principal. Robinson Consulting
2004 2008 Director of Research Development, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
1991 2004 Research Degrees Co-ordinator, Institute of Education (IoE), MMU
1986 1991 Various roles including Head of Secondary Education, IoE, MMU
1973 1986 Teaching in inner city schools and colleges in Glasgow, Manchester and Salford

Company Directorships

  • Robinson Consulting
  • 360 People

Pro bono involvements

  • Rochdale Connections Trust, Rochdale
  • Mentor, Careers Academies UK

Papers and presentations

J Robinson and T Shallcross (Eds.) (2006) Probing the Boundaries at the Interface: Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship, Amsterdam, Rodopi
D Kassem, E Mufti and J Robinson (2006) Educational Studies: Critical Issues and Perspectives, London, Open University Press
T Shallcross, J Robinson, P Pace and A Wals (Eds.) (2006) Creating Sustainable Environments In Our Schools, Stoke-on-Trent, Trentham Books

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