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Associate Professor Robyn Clay-Williams is an internationally regarded health services researcher and a leading exponent of Resilient Health Care. At the Australian Institute of Health and Innovation, Robyn leads a research stream in the field of human factors and resilience in health care. Her expertise is in creating health systems that can function effectively in the presence of complexity and uncertainty. Her research bridges the gap between theory and practice, by developing and products and processes that are usable and ready for implementation.  

Robyn has published extensively, with an h-index of 24, i10-index of 40 and over 2400 citations. Outputs include total of over 200 peer-reviewed academic outputs in academic books, book chapters, premiere medical journals for general medicine (BMJ, Medical Journal of Australia), high quality health services research journals (BMJ Quality & Safety, Implementation Science, BMJ Open) and conference proceedings. and over 70 technical and advisory reports for government organisations.  

Robyn has accrued >$4.5M in grant funding as a Chief Investigator over 27 grants, including ARC and MRFF Category 1 Grants, and a prestigious NSW Health Early-Mid Career Fellowship in health service and systems design, and was nominated as an Associate Investigator on competitive funding and government grants winning over $15M. She has been the recipient of nine research awards as a health services researcher, including four international awards. Nationally, she was appointed by the Federal Minister of Health to the Therapeutic Goods Administration Advisory Committee on Medical Devices, and has served in this capacity since 2014.

In 2019, Robyn delivered a TEDx talk on her human factors work that was accepted onto the global platform. Prior to her academic career, Robyn was a military test pilot and electronics engineer. In Sep 2019, she appeared on the SBS Insight panel: Female Firsts, to celebrate her aviation career. In 2020, she was selected as one of 10 outstanding serving members over the RAAF 100 year history, celebrated via an Aust Mint coin (new 50 cents, released 4 Mar 2021). 



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