Dr Robbins is a Senior Lecturer and Lead of the Biomechanics, Optics, Robotics and Imaging Research Group (BORI), part of ARU's Medical Technology Research Centre (MTRC). He has specialist knowledge of the structure and function of the human body, focussing on peripheral neurophysiology and vascular function. He is also a Clinical Biomechanist within the Mid and South Essex NHS Trust.
Before joining ARU, Dr Robbins taught at multiple higher education institutes, including the University of Greenwich, University of Bedfordshire and Imperial College London.
Prior to working in academia, Dr Robbins worked in clinical exercise, specialising in corrective exercise; his experience in the leisure industry included working within a GP referral scheme and interacting with health professionals such as physiotherapists and complementary therapists.
After leaving the leisure industry, Dr Robbins worked for the NHS at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in the department of Clinical Neurophysiology. This position involved performing intraoperative monitoring of surgical procedures, such as operations on the spine and/or peripheral nerves and working within outpatient clinics investigating muscle and nerve dysfunction via electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS).
Hawkey, A., Robbins, D., 2020. Effects of vibration on mechanical efficiency during cycling. Asian Exercise and Sport Science Journal, 4(2).
Bedford, S., Robbins, D., Fletcher, I., 2018. Effects of an Active Warm Up and Warm Up Massage on Agility, Perceived Exertion, and Flexibility in Tennis Players. Journal of Science and Medicine in Tennis, 23(2), pp. 16-22.
Howard, L., Poynter, C., Barry-Wilson, S., Robbins, D., 2017. Taping pressures of experienced and novice MSK therapists. GJSEPER, 5, Suppl. 1: S179.
Bateman, C., Carter, C., Hammond, L., Robbins, D., 2017. Hip rotation & footprint index. GJSEPER, 5, Suppl. 1: S165.
Bedford, S., Robbins, D., 2016. The Acute Effects of Massage Are Not Detrimental To Grip Strength in Sub- Elite Racquet Players. Journal of Medicine and Science in Tennis, 21(1), pp. 24-27.
Robbins, D., Chapman, M., Goss-Sampson, M. A., 2014. Effects of vibration on dynamic and stabiliser muscle activities during the press up. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, 2(2), pp. 19-24.
Robbins, D., Yoganathan, P., Goss-Sampson, M., 2014. The influence of whole body vibration on the central and peripheral cardiovascular system. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 34(5), pp. 364-9.
Robbins, D., 2022. Muscle Biomechanics. In: Innocenti, B., Galbusera, F. (Eds.), 2022. Human Orthopaedic Biomechanics (Amsterdam: Elsevier).
Robbins, D., 2014. An introduction to signal processing using MatLab and Microsoft Excel. In: Naik, G. R. (Ed.), 2014. Applications, Challenges, and Advancements in Electromyography Signal Processing (Antwerp: IGI Global).
Robbins, D., Zeinstra, E., 2014. Muscle Action. In: Rieger, T., Naclerio, F., Jiménez, A., Moody, J., 2014. Foundations for Exercise Professionals (Illinois: Human Kinetics).
Robbins, D., Goss-Sampson, M., 2016. Skeletal Articulations and Movement. In: Rieger, T., Jones, B., Jiménez, A., 2016. EuropeActive's Essentials for Personal Trainers (Illinois: Human Kinetics).