Kristy Robson

Dr Kristy Robson

Dr Kristy Robson

DipHSc(Pod) MHSc(Ed) PhD

Kristy is an experienced allied health professional with over 25 years working as a podiatrist and academic in rural and regional Australia. Through clinical experience and research interests, Kristy has extensive knowledge and expertise with rural and regional communities and health services to improve health outcomes by collaboratively designing and implementing translatable and meaningful research using a range of methodologies.

Kristy has undertaken extensive research in ageing, enhancing mobility and preventing falls in both the community and hospital settings. She has a keen research interest in sustaining the rural health workforce and interprofessional collaboration, and developing interprofessional experiences of allied health students, both in Australia and internationally. Kristy is currently supervising a number of Higher Degree Research students. She has authored several peer-reviewed publications, including journal articles and book chapters.

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Kristy joins Three Rivers from Charles Sturt University’s School of Allied Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences. She taught and led research focusing on chronic disease, mobility, ageing, interprofessional practice and student workplace learning.

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Kristy has extensive experience in qualitative and mixed-methods research approaches, focusing on stakeholder engagement and co-design.

Her current research projects focus on:

  • Healthy ageing in rural communities
  • Interprofessional practice for allied health students
  • Sustaining the health workforce in rural areas
  • Translational research.

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    Professional memberships:

    • Podiatry Association of Australia
    • Australian Association of Gerontology
    • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) registered podiatrist

    Professional appointments:

    • Podiatry Board of Australia: NSW Practitioner member
    • NSW Ministerial Advisory Council for Ageing
    • NSW Health Falls Prevention Network Advisory Committee


    • Ageing Well Research Group – Charles Sturt University
    • Australian Rural Health Education Network (ARHEN) Research Staff Network – Inaugural Chair
    • Manna Institute – affiliate member

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