Douglas is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and Director of the Professional Studies programme within the School.


Douglas RobertsonHe has held a number of responsibilities including course leadership, commercialisation, marketing and as placement co-ordinator. In 2008 he collaborated with the IMechE to introduce the first collaborative Monitored Professional Development scheme in the UK. The scheme continues successfully to serve local industry as a route to professional registration for mechanical engineers.

Douglas has played a significant role in taking the University’s Mechanical Engineering courses from endangered status to their current standing among the most highly rated in the UK.

His academic interests centre round Reservoir & Production Engineering. One of his students was recently a winner in the prestigious Energy Institute Student Paper Competition. He is currently one of the judges in the SPE European Regional Student Paper Contest - to be held in London this year, with the finalists progressing to the International Student Paper Contest in Amsterdam this October. 

Douglas Robertson - Register of Interests

All positions, appointments, employment etc (whether remunerated or not) held with any other organisation:

  • Scout Leader
  • Employee of Robert Gordon University

Details of any self employed business, consultancy or other activities you are engaged in, whether remunerated or not, or for other reward or gains:

  • None

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  • None

Details of any ownership of land or property or other holdings within Aberdeen (other than main family home) that may be directly or indirectly affected by any known or prospective estate development plan in the vicinity of the city centre campus or the Garthdee campus:

  • None

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