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About Robyn Fitzgerald

Robyn Fitzgerald B.Ed (Syd) LLB (Hons)(SCU) PhD (SCU) Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
Robyn is a postdoctoral fellow with the Centre for Children & Young People (CCYP) at Southern Cross University. Her main area of research interest is the participation of children in family law. Since beginning life as a researcher, Robyn has undertaken research projects through the CCYP that seek to better understand the views and perspectives of children across the many settings of their lives. As part of this work, Robyn is currently working with Professor Anne Graham in developing more ethical and effective approaches to taking account of the voices of children in both research and practice. She is currently involved in a number of research projects including children’s participation in family dispute resolution, exploring children’s views and experiences of participation and citizenship. She is also involved in the Childwatch Children and the Law project, which is examining the role of Article 12 in family law systems internationally.
In addition to her research interests, Robyn facilitates the CCYP’s young people’s consultative group, Young People, Big Voice (YPBV), a group of young people who meet monthly to inform the work of the CCYP so as to improve policy and practice concerning children and young people. Robyn also teaches in the Schools of Law and Education. She is married to Michael and has three children, Emily, Caitlin and Paddy.

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Journal articles (13)

Books (1)

Book chapters (7)

Policy submissions (5)