Ms Fiona Robards

Clinical Senior Lecturer
General Practice, Westmead Clinical School

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Biographical details

Fiona Robards is a psychologist with four Masters degrees — in Psychology, Art Therapy, Management and Public Health — who teaches Medical and Public Health students at the University of Sydney and UNSW Medical Schools.

Research interests

Fiona is passionate about solution-focused and other strength-based approaches. She is the author of 'What makes you happy?' a positive psychology guide to mental health, happiness and wellbeing, released in six countries.

Teaching and supervision

Health promotion; mental health; sexual health; public health; capacity building; policy and advocacy; adolescent health and development.

Associations

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Robards, F. (2014). What Makes you happy?. Wollombi: Exisle Publishing (Australia).
  • Chown, P., Kang, M., Robards, F., Hearne, S., Funston, L., Sanders, J. (2014). Youth Health Resource Kit: An Essential Guide for Workers. Sydney, Australia: NSW Kids and Families.
  • Campbell, A., Robards, F. (2013). Using technologies safely and effectively to promote young people's wellbeing: A better practice guide for services. Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia: Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre.

Book Chapters

  • Robards, F., Campbell, A. (2013). Communicating Electronically with Adolescents. In Kate Steinbeck, Michael Kohn (Eds.), A Clinical Handbook in Adolescent Medicine: A Guide for Health Professionals Who Work with Adolescents and Young Adults. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Robards, F., Campbell, A. (2013). Communicating Electronically with Adolescents. In Kate Steinbeck, Michael Kohn (Eds.), A Clinical Handbook in Adolescent Medicine: A Guide for Health Professionals Who Work with Adolescents and Young Adults. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Bennett, D., Robards, F. (2013). What is adolescence and who are adolescents? In M Kang, S Rachel Skinner, L A Sanci and S M Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 3-19). Melbourne: IP Communications.
  • Robards, F. (2009). Are we failing our young people? Analysing gaps in policy. In Bennet, D; Towns, S; Elliot, E; Merrick, J. (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 255-263). United States: Nova Science Publishers.

Journals

  • Dadich, A., Jarrett, C., Robards, F., Bennett, D. (2014). Enhancing Youth Health in Primary Care: Lessons Learned From General Practitioners. Health Communication, 29(6), 619-628. [More Information]
  • Jarrett, C., Ann, D., Robards, F., Bennett, D. (2011). 'Adolescence is difficult, some kids are difficult': general practitioner perceptions of working with young people. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 17(1), 54-59. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Robards, F. (2014). What makes you happy? Happiness for individuals, the community and planet. 15th International Mental Health Conference, Gold Coast: Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association.

Research Reports

  • Robards, F. (2014). Youth Health Resource Kit: An Essential Guide for Workers | 2.4 Using Technology, (pp. 47 - 52). Australia: NSW Kids and Families.
  • Robards, F. (2014). Youth Health Resource Kit: An Essential Guide for Workers | 3.12 Healthy Lifestyles, (pp. 189 - 193). Australia: NSW Kids and Families.
  • Robards, F. (2009). Increasing the resilience of young people at risk: a literature review, (pp. 4 - 29). New South Wales, Australia: NSW Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Centre for Clinical Governance Research, University of New South Wales.

2014

  • Dadich, A., Jarrett, C., Robards, F., Bennett, D. (2014). Enhancing Youth Health in Primary Care: Lessons Learned From General Practitioners. Health Communication, 29(6), 619-628. [More Information]
  • Robards, F. (2014). What Makes you happy?. Wollombi: Exisle Publishing (Australia).
  • Robards, F. (2014). What makes you happy? Happiness for individuals, the community and planet. 15th International Mental Health Conference, Gold Coast: Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association.
  • Chown, P., Kang, M., Robards, F., Hearne, S., Funston, L., Sanders, J. (2014). Youth Health Resource Kit: An Essential Guide for Workers. Sydney, Australia: NSW Kids and Families.
  • Robards, F. (2014). Youth Health Resource Kit: An Essential Guide for Workers | 2.4 Using Technology, (pp. 47 - 52). Australia: NSW Kids and Families.
  • Robards, F. (2014). Youth Health Resource Kit: An Essential Guide for Workers | 3.12 Healthy Lifestyles, (pp. 189 - 193). Australia: NSW Kids and Families.

2013

  • Robards, F., Campbell, A. (2013). Communicating Electronically with Adolescents. In Kate Steinbeck, Michael Kohn (Eds.), A Clinical Handbook in Adolescent Medicine: A Guide for Health Professionals Who Work with Adolescents and Young Adults. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Robards, F., Campbell, A. (2013). Communicating Electronically with Adolescents. In Kate Steinbeck, Michael Kohn (Eds.), A Clinical Handbook in Adolescent Medicine: A Guide for Health Professionals Who Work with Adolescents and Young Adults. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Campbell, A., Robards, F. (2013). Using technologies safely and effectively to promote young people's wellbeing: A better practice guide for services. Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia: Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre.
  • Bennett, D., Robards, F. (2013). What is adolescence and who are adolescents? In M Kang, S Rachel Skinner, L A Sanci and S M Sawyer (Eds.), Youth Health and Adolescent Medicine, (pp. 3-19). Melbourne: IP Communications.

2011

  • Jarrett, C., Ann, D., Robards, F., Bennett, D. (2011). 'Adolescence is difficult, some kids are difficult': general practitioner perceptions of working with young people. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 17(1), 54-59. [More Information]

2009

  • Robards, F. (2009). Are we failing our young people? Analysing gaps in policy. In Bennet, D; Towns, S; Elliot, E; Merrick, J. (Eds.), Challenges in Adolescent Health: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 255-263). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Robards, F. (2009). Increasing the resilience of young people at risk: a literature review, (pp. 4 - 29). New South Wales, Australia: NSW Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Centre for Clinical Governance Research, University of New South Wales.

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