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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology



Since April 1997, when Robin Ansell was recruited as IT Manager in an academic-related post at the Institute of Biotechnology, Robin was always passionate about delivering the best in IT solutions in a friendly and accessible way for his colleagues. 

Whether deploying one of the early wireless network systems within the Institute of Biotechnology, or creating the web-based “Transferable Skills” courses, which were highly commended by the School of Technology, the production of multimedia video content, which allowed academics to remotely participate in conferences abroad, where otherwise they would not have been able to attend, Robin has always delivered solutions with a forward-thinking approach and in a timely manner.

As a Computer Associate at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Robin takes great pleasure in meeting and interacting with his colleagues in helping them achieve their goals and realise their dreams.

Outside of the Department Robin has a wide range of interests including his career as an artist and photographer, video (production and post-production) and more recently his podcast production company startups. 

With such a range of interests, Robin is especially mindful in not allowing his outside interests to overlap with his university career path and role.*

To date, Robin has been involved externally in the filming, production and post-production on over 650 video projects, 80 podcasting projects, and has exhibited and sold his artwork worldwide.

* Recently Robin was asked to go on temporary assignment as an audio, video and podcast advisor/consultant and to co-commission the development of a professional video studio for the Department. This assignment has drawn interest from across the University and the output from the Departmental studio has been commented on and highly praised by the students who are consuming this output as their online lecture content.

Currently there is an overlap between Robin's external and internal role and his delivery of professional expertise.

Computer Associate
(academic-related post)
Robin Ansell

Contact Details

Office phone: 
01223 (3)34147