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Research Officer

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.