Dr Fiona Robards has been involved in research, policy, management and clinical work for over 25 years. In that time, she has led the development of youth health policy and knowledge mobilisation to improve healthcare for young people.
Fiona works as a Casual Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney and Honorary Associate Discipline of General Practice, Westmead Clinical School. She teaches medical and public health students at The University of Sydney and UNSW, and coordinates two units of study in the Masters of Sexual and Reproductive Health at The University of Sydney. She is also a Psychologist with masters-level training in psychology, art therapy, health service management and public health.
She is also the Convenor of the Public Health Association of Australia’s Mental Health Special Interest Group and a member of the Australian Child Rights Taskforce. ?
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Robards F, Kang M, Luscombe G, Sanci L, Steinbeck K, Jan S, Hawke C, Kong M, Usherwood T, Predictors of young people’s healthcare access in the digital age, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2019.
Robards F, Kang M, Steinbeck K et al, Health care equity and access for marginalised young people: a longitudinal qualitative study exploring health system navigation in Australia, International Journal for Equity in Health, 2019; 18:41.
Robards F, Kang M, Usherwood T, Sanci L, How marginalized young people access, engage with and navigate healthcare systems in the digital age: systematic review, Journal of Adolescent Health, 2018;62:365-81.