Robyn has a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration degrees in Occupational Therapy which she completed at Curtin University, Perth; graduating with First Class Honours in 2006. She also has a doctorate in Public Health specialising in the area of FASD, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. She has completed training in the Alert program for self-regulation, the Learn Play Thrive Approach to Autism, and is in the process of becoming a Certified Lego Instructor.
Before joining Patches in 2014, Robyn worked as an OT with the Department of Health in Perth and the West Kimberley, and in Health Promotion with Nindilingarri Cultural Health Service in Fitzroy Crossing. She worked with the Marulu Team on the Lililwan Project, Australia’s first population-prevalence study of FASD in the Fitzroy Valley. She has provided support for people with a range of diagnoses and learning difficulties including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disability and children referred due to sensory processing issues and challenging behaviour. One of her fields of specialty and passion is working with children and families with FASD. Robyn is passionate about using a strengths-based approach and supporting families across home, school and in the community.
In Robyn’s spare time, she enjoys sewing, and camping and fishing with her 3 energetic children.