Dr Jane Robb

Lecturer Outdoor Learning & Biodiversity

Institute of Education

I have a portfolio career spanning work in outdoor education, science communication, secondary teaching, and interdisciplinary research.

In addition to experience leading sessions in a wide range of outdoor environments across ages and stages; I have classroom experience in grammar and comprehensives teaching chemistry, geography and environmental science from KS3-5.

I managed a commercial environmental education centre including a small tutor team, have experience co-founding an educational non-profit, working in Europe on international science communication projects and in running student experience events in UK higher education.

My research has involved a range of national and international partners and stakeholders, quantitatively exploring how values influence behaviour and how this can be applied to policy. My doctoral work was based in Guatemala, exploring drivers of deforestation with a focus on UN-REDD+.

Academic qualifications

BSc (Hons) Geology; University of Edinburgh, 2007-2011

MRes Heritage Science; University College London, 2011-2012

PhD Natural Resources; University of Greenwich, 2014-2017


Robb, J., Haggar, J., Lamboll, R., & Castellanos, E. (2019). Exploring the Value–Action Gap through Shared Values, Capabilities and Deforestation Behaviours in Guatemala. Environmental Conservation, 46(3), 226-233. doi:10.1017/S0376892919000067

Castellanos, E., D. Fernández, Incer, D., J. Robb, Quilo, A., G. Alfaro, López, E., O. Regalado, Fuentes, G., Pons, D. (2017). Línea base de deforestación para iniciativas REDD+ en la región subnacional Sarstún-Motagua, Guatemala. Revista Yu’am 2(3): 48-54 pp.

John, Peter and Jane Robb. “Using behavioural insights for citizen compliance and cooperation.” Evidence Base 2017 (2017): 1-1.

Robb, Jane E & Dillon, Catherine & Rumsey, Michael & Strlic, Matija. (2013). Quantitative Assessment of Perceived Value of Geological Collections by 'Experts' for Improved Collections Management. Geological Curator. 9. 529-543. 10.55468/GC53.

Robb, J. (2013), A call for increased public engagement in geology higher education. Geology Today, 29: 63-67

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021