Lives of the fellows

Trevor Walter Ernest Robinson

b.9 January 1932 d.18 July 2015
BA Cantab BChir(1958) MB(1959) MRCS LRCP(1959) MRCP(1963) FRCP(1975)

Trevor Walter Ernest Robinson was a consultant dermatologist at University College, Middlesex and Edgware General hospitals, London. He was born in Barbados, the son of Sir Harold Ernest Robinson, an agriculturalist. Two of his relatives were in the medical profession; one paternal uncle, a surgeon, was killed in action during the Second World War, another paternal uncle was a pathologist at Middlesex Hospital. Robinson was educated at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, and then went on to Magdalene College, Cambridge and St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School.

He was a house surgeon and house physician at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital during 1959, and then a house physician at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1960. From 1960 to 1961, he was a resident medical officer (senior house officer grade) at St John’s Hospital. He returned to St Bartholomew’s, where he was a senior house officer for a year, then a registrar in dermatology from 1963 to 1964 and a senior registrar from 1964 to 1967. He went on to the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, California, where he was a research fellow in dermatology.

From 1969 he was a part-time consultant dermatologist at University College Hospital and a senior lecturer at the medical school there. In 1971, he also became a part-time consultant dermatologist at Edgware General Hospital. He subsequently added a part-time post at Middlesex Hospital. He was president of the St John’s Hospital Dermatological Society.

Among other publications, he co-authored Virus diseases and the skin (Edinburgh, Churchill Livingstone, 1983).

Outside medicine, he enjoyed painting and collecting pictures. In 1963, he married Jean Ewen Barbour, the daughter of George Barbour, a businessman. They had a daughter. In 1985, he married for a second time, to Angela Keeble.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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