Dave Robins



Dave commenced a 26-year Army career at the Army Apprentices College Harrogate as a Radio Telegraphist in the Royal Corps of Signals in 1988, where he completed his basic training and trade training, before moving on to operate as a communicator in a variety of locations around the globe such as Germany, Iraq, Northern Ireland, Central America and South Georgia to name but a few.

With a passion for sport and physical training, in 1997 he qualified as a Physical Training Instructor (PTI) and after passing Selection in 2001, Dave transferred to the Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC) where he was awarded the Tate-McKenzie Trophy for the best results in Exercise Rehabilitation. 

A qualified Personal Trainer with a CertHE in Sports and Exercise Science, Dave has also studied an MBA. 

As a keen sportsman, Dave has represented the Army and Combined Services at Swimming & Water Polo and has even represented Great Britain at the Triathlon World Championships. 

Joining Lincoln College in August 2019, Dave’s transition from military service to academia integrates his wealth of practical experience and his passion for sharing knowledge. His teaching style is marked by a blend of discipline, enthusiasm and a deep understanding of the subject matter. 

Coupled with his penchant for brightly coloured training shoes, reflecting his personality and willingness to stand out from the crowd, a characteristic that has endeared him to students and colleagues alike. 

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