Dr Suzanne Robertson

Adjunct Senior Lecturer - School of Rural Medicine

Phone: +61 267732916

Email: srobertsarm@gmail.com

Biography

MBBS Sydney 1963 MRCP UK 1972, FRACP 1997.

Residencies at Hornsby District Hospital 1963-64; Crown Street Women's Hospital 1964; The Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children Camperdown 1965, Registrar 1966-70; Paediatric Registrar Harari Hospital Rhodesia 1971; long term locums, St Mary's, Middlesex and St Bartholomew's Hospitals UK 1972-73; Junior and Senior Fellow Department of Adolescent Medicine Children's Hospital National Medical Centre 1973-1975; Paediatrician Grosvenor Hospital for the Intellectually Handicapped 1976,77;

Staff Physician in Adolescent Medicine RAHC 1977-1982;

Head of Adolescent Services Princess Margaret Hospital for Children Perth WA, and in the Health Department of Western Australia 1983-2000;

Medical Practitioner University of New England Medical Centre 2000 to the present; Consultant Adolescent Physician in private rooms and at Armidale Rural Referral Hospital until 2005.

Qualifications

MB BS, MRCP (UK), FRACP

Postgraduate Diploma in Alcohol & Drug Abuse Studies, University of Western Australia 1998

Graduate Diploma in Young People's Mental Health, University of Melbourne 2000

Family Planning Association Certificate (Western Australia) 1998, and NSW 1975.

Management Certificate 1981 John P Young and Associates (NSW) Pty Ltd.

Memberships

Australian Medical Association since 1979

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (USA) since 1974 (initially the Society for Adolescent     Medicine)

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians Division of Paediatrics (initially from 1974 the Australian College of Paediatrics)

The National Association for Adolescent Health (initially the Australian Association for Adolescent Health from 1977)

Consultancy Interests

Adolescent and young people's health and medicine

Research Interests

Human Research and Ethics Approval No. HE14-008 Valid from 10 February 2014 to 10 February 2015.  The History of the University of New England School of Rural Medicine. This is to be an oral history of past and present staff and students/ recent graduates. The completion of the HUMS Unit 505 in October 2013 under the supervision of A/Prof Janis Wilton provides additional relevant background for this project.

Publications

Physical and mental health perspectives of first year undergraduate rural university students. Rafat Hussain, Michelle Guppy, Suzanne Robertson and Elizabeth Temple BMC Public Health, 13:848 (15 Sep 2013)

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/13/848

A paper on this research was accepted for poster presentation at the 9-11th November 2011 Conference at Darling Harbour Sydney, Youth Health: Its Totally Important.