Mike Robinson

Dr Mike Robinson BA MA PhD PgCTLHE FHEA

Principal Lecturer in Mathematics, Course Leader BSc Maths (Joint), LTA Department Lead (Joint)


Teaching areas

Mathematical methods

dynamical systems

Fourier analysis

projects in modelling, simulation, education

Research Interests

Mathematics education


Department of Engineering and Mathematics

College of Business, Technology and Engineering

My research interests are in the field of mathematics education in Higher Education. Along with colleagues, I was responsible for the HE curriculum strand of the More Maths Grads project working with universities across England exploring student and staff attitudes to undergraduate mathematics More recently I have been focussing on assessment and feedback practices in mathematics and related subjects.


Journal articles

Shukie, A., Majin, W., Cornock, C., & Robinson, M. (2019). Student use of whiteboards in the classroom. MSOR Connections, 17 (2). http://doi.org/10.21100/msor.v17i2.994

Waldock, J., Rowlett, P., Cornock, C., Robinson, M., & Bartholomew, H. (2017). The role of informal learning spaces in enhancing student engagement with mathematical sciences. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 48 (4), 587-602. http://doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2016.1262470

Robinson, M., Loch, B., & Croft, T. (2015). Student Perceptions of Screencast Feedback on Mathematics Assessment. International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 1 (3), 363-385. http://doi.org/10.1007/s40753-015-0018-6

Challis, N., Robinson, M., & Thomlinson, M. (2010). Coursework, what should be its nature and assessment weight? MSOR Connections, 10 (2), 31-34. http://doi.org/10.11120/msor.2010.10020031

Thomlinson, M., Challis, N., & Robinson, M. (2009). Student support. MSOR Connections.

Robinson, M., Thomlinson, M., & Challis, N. (2009). The future of Polymaths. Maths Today.

Thomlinson, M., Challis, N., & Robinson, M. (2009). Student experience of the transition to university. MSOR Connections.

Challis, N., Robinson, M., & Thomlinson, M. (2009). Small-group teaching. MSOR Connections, 9 (3), 26-30. http://doi.org/10.11120/msor.2009.09030026

Challis, N., Robinson, M., & Thomlinson, M. (2009). “Employability” skills in mathematical courses. MSOR Connections, 9 (3), 38-41. http://doi.org/10.11120/msor.2009.09030038

Challis, N., Robinson, M., & Thomlinson, M. (2009). More Maths Grads Project - the HE Curriculum theme. MSOR Connections, 9 (1), 34-35. http://doi.org/10.11120/msor.2009.09010034

Challis, N., Robinson, M., & Thomlinson, M. (2009). Lectures, notes and student engagement. MSOR Connections, 9 (1), 35-38. http://doi.org/10.11120/msor.2009.09010035

Weedall, R.T., Robinson, M., Smith, J.E., & Dunn, A.M. (2006). Targeting of host cell lineages by vertically transmitted, feminising microsporidia. International journal for parasitology, 36 (7), 749-756. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2006.02.020

Robinson, M., & Ingham, D.B. (2003). Design and operating parameters for push-pull ventilation of open surface tanks. International Journal of Energy Research, 27 (8), 757-770. http://doi.org/10.1002/er.914

ROBINSON, M. (1996). Recommendations for the design of push-pull ventilation systems for open surface tanks. The Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 40 (6), 693-704. http://doi.org/10.1016/s0003-4878(96)00011-7

ROBINSON, M. (1996). Numerical modelling of the flow patterns induced by a push-pull ventilation system. The Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 40 (3), 293-310. http://doi.org/10.1016/0003-4878(95)00093-3

Book chapters

Croft, A., Grove, M., Kyle, J., & Lawson, D. (2015). Providing Effective Feedback. In Transitions in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.

Tahti, E., & Goodfellow, H. (2001). Push-pull ventilation of open surface tanks. In Industrial Ventilation Design Guidebook.

Internet Publications

Cornock, C., & Robinson, M. (2015). Use of video: thinking outside the lecture. https://maths.shu.ac.uk/video/


Rowlett, P., Bartholomew, H., Cornock, C., Robinson, M., & Waldock, J. (2016). Student use of an open learning space in mathematics. Presented at: Learning and Teaching Conference 2016, Sheffield Hallam University

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