Robin Dickinson

Senior Lecturer

Professional Biography

Robin is an enthusiastic and accomplished subject matter expert, strategist and programme manager who consistently delivers above expectation. Working predominantly in the field of Sustainability Transformation in the UK and internationally, he has progressed the commercial and broader objectives of major organisations such as the Carbon Trust and SAP as well as a number of niche environmental and technology companies and not for profit organisations such as the Wildlife Trusts. With sector experience in Oil, FMCG/Retail, IT, Construction, Utilities, Local and Central Government, Robin is also Senior Lecturer in Sustainability at Regent's University Business School, London and has recently co-authored a book, published by Routledge, introducing Fractal Sustainability, a tool to assess organisational levels of sustainability mindsets and innovation as a driver for success. 


  • MSc Information Systems and Technology, City University, 1992
  • BSc (hons) Physics, Durham University, 1983

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2014-2015: Royal Society Wildlife Trusts, Natural Capital Consultant
  • 2011-2015: Green Growth International ltd, Director
  • 2008-2011: Carbon Trust, International Development
  • 1992-2002: SAP, Market Development
  • 1988-1992: McDonnell Douglas Information Systems, Direct Marketing
  • 1983-1986: Seismograph Service Ltd, Observer



  • Cawley Richard ( lead author) and Dickinson, Robin (2016) ‘If You Are Not Doing It With Us, You Are Doing It To Us’: Managing Relations with Affected Local Communities (ALC) in Cross-Border Projects (CBP) in Developing Countries” AIBSEAR conference proceedings, Guangzhou China
  • CANTO de LOURA, Isabel (lead author) and DICKINSON, Robin (2016) “Fractal Sustainability: a systems approach to organizational change”. Preface by Emeritus Professor Dr. Tim O’RIORDAN. Gower Publishers: Routledge Group. London, UK
  • DICKINSON, Robin (2015), “Dynamic Sustainability Adding a 4th \dimension to the 3 P’s (People, Planet, Profit)”, London: Green Growth International Ltd
  • DICKINSON, Robin and WALLER, Mark (2014), “Sustainable Profitability and Environmental Cost to Serve (an analytics perspective)”, London: Aqoia Ltd

Research Interests

  • Sustainability Management Theory
  • Sustainability Management Metrics

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce
  • Qualified Teacher Status, National College for Teaching and Leadership

Teaching & Course Development

  • Sustainability Pathway Leader, BAGM 2015/16, 2016/17
  • Enterprise and Innovation Pathway Leader, BAGM 2017/18 2018/19
  • Module leader, MSc Oil and Gas Trading module OGT702
  • Module leader, taught and enhanced: legacy Sustainability Management modules: STM 3A1, 4A1, 5A1, 6A2, 6A6
  • Module Leader,  Supply Chain Management MGT5B1, optimising operations and change MGT6B4