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Robin Gill

Head of Veterinary Physiotherapy
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Writtle School of Agriculture, Animal and Environmental Sciences
Research Supervision:

Robin is a RAMP registered veterinary physiotherapist who specialises in equine performance and pain management. He is Deputy Head of Department in the School of Agriculture, Animal and Environmental Sciences.

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Robin joined ARU in 2024 following the merger with Writtle University College, where he had worked since 2003. Having started as an equine science lecturer, he switched focus to veterinary physiotherapy in 2010, graduating with an MSc in 2013.

Previously, Robin worked in the equine and racing industry in a variety of positions, including riding as an amateur jockey for an number of years as well as competing in the three main disciplines. As a result of his prior experience, Robin has an interest in equine performance, psychology, pain management and the use of photo biomodulation.


Research interests
  • Veterinary physiotherapy in equines
  • Effects of photobiomodulation and prehabilitation on the performance equine
  • The racing industry
  • Equitation psychology

At ARU, Robin teaches the following courses and modules:

  • MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy, Harper Adams University
Selected recent publications

McAteer, A., Gill, R. and de Godoy, R. F. (2023). Impact of Forage Presentation on the Equine Brachiocephalicus Mechanical Nociceptive Threshold (MNT) and Forelimb Kinematics. Int J Equine Sci, 2023;2(1): 9–16

Hunt,L. and Gill, R. L. (2018). Comparison of the effectiveness of Photobiomodulation (PBM) on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) between Class IIIb and IV Laser and at high and low doses. Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica

Bailey, J., Gill, R. and Whitaker, T. C., (2008). Horse gender and fall rate for hurdlers during 2004/05 National Hunt season. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science Annual Conference, Scarborough, UK, 31 March-2 April 2008