PhD, Post Grad Dip (Hlth Prom), BSc (Hons)
Robyn Johnston has worked with the Health Promotion and Education Research Team at Telethon Kids Institute since 2018. She currently coordinates two Healthway-funded research projects supporting parents to reduce adolescent alcohol use and related harms. The Supporting Family Conversations Project (2018-2021) is developing and evaluating online and school-based resources for parents of Year 7 students. The Fathers and Adolescent Alcohol Use project (2020-2022) is exploring fathers’ roles in alcohol-related parenting and identify approaches and messages likely to increase their use of evidence-based strategies to prevent adolescent alcohol-related harm.
Robyn has considerable experience in school-based research and intervention research. Her areas of interest include parents’ roles in reducing adolescent alcohol-related harms; children’s social-emotional wellbeing and sun safety education.