Richard Robinson

  • 354, CCE1

    NE2 1UY Newcastle-upon Tyne

    United Kingdom

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PhD projects

Broadly within service work and employment contexts, particularly from humanistic perspectives

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Personal profile

Research interests

Richard joined Northumbria University in 2024, after 19 years at The University of Queensland, Australia, before which he enjoyed an 18-year career as a chef. Specialising in service work and employment, his projects have investigated the tourism, hospitality, leisure, transport, retail and welfare/social service sector contexts in the formal, gig and grey economies. His research has been funded by fellowships, competitive research grants, corporations, not-for-profits, industry peak bodies, government, and international agencies - and explores themes such as fair, safe and sustainable work, mental health and wellbeing, careers and vocations, and skills, training and development. Richard has lead undergraduate and postgraduate courses in operations, management, critical studies and professional development. His teaching and learning expertise and scholarship are recognized by awards and advisory appointments at state, national and international levels. Richard has held university leadership positions in higher degree research portfolios and in community with an internationally confederated charity. He currently holds a three-year Vice Chancellor Fellowship with Northumbria University

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

Tourism, PhD, Creativity as an Alternative Explicator for the Mobility of Chefs, University of Queensland

Award Date: 30 Jul 2011

Business andManagement Studies, Advanced Diploma, International Hotel Management, University of Queensland

Award Date: 30 Jul 2004

Humanities, BA, Griffith University Queensland

Award Date: 30 Sept 1998


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