John Robson qualified at St Marys Hospital Medical School, University of London and undertook an MSc/MD at the London School of Hygiene. He has been a GP in east London for 30 years at Chrisp Street Health Centre.

John has also been a senior lecturer at QMUL since 1989 since when he has been the clinical lead for the Clinical Effectiveness Group that has worked with local GPs and the PCT to improve disease management in a population of 800,000 people.