Professor Robin Clark

Robin Clark

Professor of Engineering Education. Associate Dean Learning & Teaching. ASEC Director. 

Phone Number: 0121 204 3567
Email: r.p.clark@aston.ac.uk 


My research interests centre on all aspects of STEM Education with a particular interest on Engineering & Applied Science. One of the UK’s leading Engineering Education Researchers, I have a breadth and depth of experience leading funded pedagogical studies. My overall research ethos is best summed up as focusing on ‘real-life and applied research’. I am particularly interested in the following areas: The impact of Active Learning in Engineering Education: Work-Based Learning: Assessment & Feedback in Higher Education: Engineering Education in Schools: The Experiences of BME Students: The Role of Mentoring in Education. I teach Engineering Management as well as Organisational Strategy and Project Management. 

Selected Publications:

  • Clark, R. & Andrews, J. (2010) Researching Primary Engineering Education: An Exploratory Study from a UK Perspective, European Journal of Engineering Education, Vol 35 No 3, pp 585-595
  • Clark, R. (2010) Editorial, Engineering Education, (2010). 5. 2.  pp1-3 (Guest Editor for this issue)
  • Senior C., Howard, C. Reddy P., Clark, R. & Lim M. (2013). The relationship between student-centred lectures, emotional intelligence, and study teams: a social telemetry study with mobile telephony. Studies in Higher Education, 37. 8. pp.957-970.
  • Clark R. & Andrews, J. (2014). ‘Relationships, Variety & Synergy: The Secret to Success in Engineering Education?’. European Journal of Engineering Education. 39. 6. pp 585-600.
  • Clark R & Andrews, J. (2015) It’s About Bits of Machines & Stuff”: Why Girls Don’t ‘Do’ Engineering. Accepted for publication in ‘REES Special Issue’ of International Journal of Engineering. Awaiting Publication details