Robb, Anna


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  • 1 h-Index
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Personal profile


Anna Robb joined the University as a Lecturer in Education in January 2012. Anna studied Art History at the University of Warwick as an undergraduate followed by an MA in Arts and Heritage Management at the University of Sheffield; the focus of the dissertation concerned education policies in historic properties. Following a number of years working in commercial organisations,  she completed the PGCE in Primary Teaching at the University of Dundee and worked for a number of years in primary schools in Scotland. Her PhD was completed in 2018 and is focused on young children's everyday visual art experiences and their self-identity (


Primarily Anna works on both the MA and PGDE initial teacher education programmes lecturing in Social Studies, Literacy, and Expressive Arts. In addition to this Anna is a lecturer on the MEd programme as Lead Tutor for Research Methods, and supervising a number of dissertations.


In 2019 Anna completed a PhD focused on the relationship between visual art experiences in young children and identity, examining how schools can address this to create an inclusive primary art education classroom. Other areas of interest include children's voice and language and literacy. She has recently received a Carnegie Research Incentive Grant exploring the impact of a creative industries background on the practice of PGDE students in primary schools.


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Education, University of Dundee

1 Sep 201331 Aug 2018

Master of Arts, University of Sheffield

Bachelor of Arts, University of Warwick

External positions

External Examiner, Anglia Ruskin University

1 Aug 20161 Aug 2020


  • L Education (General)
  • creativity
  • art education
  • learning environments
  • research methods
  • e-learning
  • participatory research
  • literacy
  • identity
  • children's voice

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Projects 2019 2019

Research Output 2013 2019

  • 11 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 15 Paper
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary
moral philosophy
primary school

The Multiple Personalities of Art Education: A History of Art Education in the United Kingdom

Robb, A., 23 Jan 2019, The International Encyclopedia of Art and Design Education. Hickman, R., Baldacchino, J., Freedman, K., Hall, E. & Meager, N. (eds.). Wiley

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Art History
Multiple Personality
Art Education
1 Citation (Scopus)

Impact of arts participation on children’s achievement: A systematic literature review

Jindal-Snape, D., Davies, D., Scott, R., Robb, A., Murray, C. & Harkins, C., Sep 2018, In : Thinking Skills and Creativity. 29, p. 59-70 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

academic achievement
art education
public investment


Activities 2013 2019

Carnegie Trust: Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships - Reviewer

Anna Robb (Member)
1 Mar 2019 → …

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - work on advisory panels

TEAN 2020 (Event)

Anna Robb (Peer reviewer)
6 Dec 20196 Jan 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Improving Schools (Journal)

Anna Robb (Peer reviewer)
1 Jan 2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Teacher voices: what does it mean to be a STEAM teacher today in Scottish secondary schools?

Lauren Boath (Member), Anna Robb (Member)
Sep 2019Jun 2021

Activity: Other activity typesSchools engagement

Expressive Arts National Network (External organisation)

Anna Robb (Member)
1 Aug 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of group