Professor Leigh Robinson

Court membership: Academic Council representative from 2012

With a Master’s degree and a PhD from Loughborough University, Leigh is an expert in organisational performance management and investigates the principles of management that make sports organisations more effective. She has an international reputation for her research into the capacity of Olympic sport organisations and has a specialist research profile in the area of the effectiveness of National Federations and National Olympic Committees in developing sports systems. She works extensively with Olympic sports organisations throughout the world and since 2004 has been an advisor to the Olympic Solidarity Commission of the International Olympic Committee on their two global Sports Administration Programmes. 

She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and has spoken on the topic at numerous national and international conferences. Leigh is Editor of Managing Leisure: An International Journal and is on the editorial board of the European Sport Management Quarterly, Leisure Studies and Sport Management Review. She is Director of Governance and Compliance for Commonwealth Games Scotland. 


The Dean of Faculty is the senior academic officer of the Faculty, responsible for all aspects of its academic performance.  The Head is the accountable manager of all staff within their Faculty, and as such is responsible for the effective management of staff and their performance and for the discharge of all responsibilities and duties devolved to the Faculty. The role is supported by a Faculty Manager who is the primary support role within the faculty.

The Dean of Faculty contributes to the effective management of the University and represent their Faculty both within and outside the University. They are responsible for effective communications with staff within their Faculty and promote and execute institutional strategies and plans.

Leigh Robinson

Professor Leigh Robinson
Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport: Sport

Professor Leigh Robinson, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport


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