Children and Youth Health SIG

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The objectives of the Child and Youth Health Special Interest Group are to:

  • Provide a focal point for discussion of and action on child and youth health and wellbeing issues
  • Provide targeted support and advocacy for marginalised and disadvantaged children, young people and their families who are at greater risk of poorer health outcomes
  • Respond to emerging and ongoing issues relevant to child and youth health primarily through generating evidence-based position statements and policies supporting the work of other PHAA SIGs and child and youth organisations
  • Ensure that child and youth health is represented in the affairs of the Public Health Association of Australia
  • Ensure that the voices expressed by children and young people, and for the health of children and young people is represented in the affairs of the Public Health Association of Australia

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Child and Youth Health SIG Committee:


Co-Convenor: Fiona Robards

Email: [email protected]

Dr Fiona Robards is a Lecturer at The University of Sydney. Her career blends policy, research, management, and clinical work over 25 years.

Fiona’s PhD explored ‘How marginalised young people navigate the Australian healthcare system’.



Co-Convenor: Cristyn Davies
Email: [email protected]

Cristyn Davies is a Research Fellow in the Specialty of Child and Adolescent Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney Clinical School, Children’s Hospital Westmead, and is a researcher on the Wellbeing, Health and Youth NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health. She is also co-chair of the Human Rights Council of Australia and is an ambassador for Twenty10 Incorporating the Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service NSW.

Cristyn has expertise in vaccination; vaccination delivery systems; gender and sexuality; child and adolescent health and development; sexual and reproductive health; health education and comprehensive sexuality education, and knowledge translation and implementation science. She is committed to using evidence-based research to close the gap between research and its translation into policy and practice.

Committee: Mary Brushe (Treasurer); Catharine Fleming (Committee Member); Nicole Wickens (member engagement coordinator); Rebecca Hammond (Children’s Voice Strategy Coordinator); Sophie Manoy (Social Media Coordinator); Ruth Wallace (Secretary); Elisha Golding (committee member).

Interested in getting involved? Become a member and start contributing to policies and position papers, participate in advocacy activities, attend an event and share ideas or network on the discussion forum.