Robin Henderson

Profile for workshop facilitator Robin Henderson

Facilitator Robin Henderson

Dr Robin Henderson is a higher education consultant with a strong track record in delivering leadership and management development, and in supporting change-management initiatives within research-intensive universities. He works with a wide spectrum of staff within HEIs, including academic staff (from PhD students to senior professors) and professional service staff. He has worked with over 30 research-intensive universities within the UK and Europe. Within this work he brings a detailed understanding of the HE sector combined with direct experience of both academic and professional service roles.  In the researcher development space he delivers a range of development including:

  • Delivery of research leadership programmes for new PIs to support them effectively build and lead teams / research groups
  • Support on project management of research at a range of levels – from PhD students looking to manage their research projects to those leading large collaborative bids.
  • Interpersonal skills development including work focussing on assertive communication and having challenging conversations.
  • 1:1 coaching with academics and post-doctoral researchers

Throughout the work he undertakes with researchers he brings an understanding of a broad range of methodologies, the broad research context, and current practice in research leadership.


  • MEng PhD (engineering) MBA
  • Professional member of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development, Association for Project Management, Association of Coaching  
Workshops Provided

Managing Your Research Project

Working Productively at a Distance:  Working with your Supervisor and Time Management

Research Leader Programme: New and Aspiring PIs

Robin Henderson