Robyn is Spiritual Care Program Director for the University of Divinity and Associate Professor in Pastoral and Spiritual Care for Whitley College. She has a PhD in theology (University of St Andrews, Scotland), Masters in Spiritual Theology (Regent College, Canada), MA (University of London) and B.Ed Hons (University of Sydney). She also holds her Grad Diploma in Spiritual Direction from Wellspring (University of Divinity).
Robyn has professional experience as a Spiritual Care practitioner in several capacities. She has researched Spiritual Care for people with dementia and is currently researching Spiritual Care for Aged Care Chaplains. For the past decade Robyn has led spiritual retreats in Australia and England and she is a spiritual director (Wellspring graduate). She gave a Keynote Lecture at the 8th International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality in 2019 and has received several research grants. Robyn is on the Executive Committee for the International Network for the Study of Spirituality and is on the Editorial Board and Book Reviews Editor for the Journal for the Study of Spirituality.
Robyn has many years of experience in tertiary lecturing and received the ‘Excellence in Teaching Award’ from Alphacrucis University College in 2020.
Robyn is the author of two books, including the ‘Archbishop of York’s Advent Book for 2021.’ She has an extensive list of journal publications in highly ranked journals such as the Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging and Theology Today. Robyn has been a guest on ABC RN’s God Forbid, Renovaré podcasts (USA) and Church House (UK).
- HDR Supervisor
School of Graduate Research
- Lecturer in Pastoral and Spiritual Care
- Spiritual Care Program Director