Dr Robert Dow (BSc BMus LLM MA MSc PhD HPD MNCH (Reg.))

Administrator - Clinical Educator Programme


Robert Dow currently works part-time for the Clinical Educator Programme (CEP) as an Administrator. He is also an Associate Lecturer for the Open University.

He studied Music, Law, General Science, Biotechnology and Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh, and Music and Biological Recording at the University of Birmingham, completing a PhD in Musical Composition under the supervision of Jonty Harrison. He is also a keen plants person, and has completed many courses in botany and horticulture, for example, the RHS Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture, and the RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture.

Currently,  he is studying for the COSCA Counselling Diploma (Transactional Analysis)  at Physis Scotland, where he is in Advanced Year 1. He recently completed his COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills at Edinburgh College.

He is also finishining an MSc in High Performance Computing at the University of Edinburgh. As his final project he intends to add RADICAL Pilot jobs to the backend of the Toil Workflow Management System. 

He is an avid, although novice, rower.


  • PhD (Music), University of Edinburgh
  • MA (Music), University of Birmingham
  • MSc (Film Studies) (Distinction), University of Edinburgh
  • LLM (Law), University of Edinburgh
  • PgDip (Biological Recording) (Distinction), University of Birmingham
  • BSc (hons) (Biotechnology) (1st class), University of Edinburgh
  • BMus (hons)(Music)(2nd class, first division), University of Edinburgh
  • BSc (General Science), University of Edinburgh
  • University Certificate (Biological Recording), University of Birminhgam
  • Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD)
  • Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate (Physis Scotland)
  • Introduction to Counselling Skills Certificate  (Physis Scotland)
  • Transactional Analysis Foundation Year Certificate (Physic Scotland)
  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills (Edinburgh College)

Responsibilities & affiliations

  • MNCH(Reg.) (National Council for Hypnotherapy)
  • CNCH registered
  • Fellow of the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics

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