Country of Origin: Canada
Robin’s academic journey began at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Burnaby, British Columbia (B.C.), Canada where she completed a BSc in Kinesiology. Following her undergraduate degree she practiced as a kinesiologist at Dale Charles Physiotherapy Clinic in Penticton, B.C. Robin continued her studies in education, gaining her certification as a secondary school teacher at SFU. She acquired international teaching experience as part of the International Teachers Education Module (ITEM) where she taught senior biology at a high school in Trinidad. (Coquitlam) and 42 (Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows). Robin went on to pursue more graduate studies completing a MSc in Clinical Anatomy at the University of Western Ontario, and a PhD in of Education (CCFI) in the Faculty of Education, and the Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES) in the Faculty of Medicine. Robin’s doctoral work was in the field of curricular change in medical education, specifically in the context of anatomy educators transitioning towards integrated curricula. During her time at UBC Robin also worked as a research assistant for the revision of the Undergraduate MD Curriculum, and as an anatomy lab instructor for the medical and dental programs. Robin began a Career Instructor position in the Department of Human 2014. She currently teaches HPHY 112 - The Science of Health as part of the Science Literacy Program (SLP), as well as HPHY 211 - Medical Terminology, HPHY 325 - Anatomy and Physiology III and HPHY 444 - Clinical Anatomy.