Calculated based on number of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus

Research activity per year

Personal profile


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 research program has significantly advanced understanding internationally about how health systems function in complexity and how to improve them. 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 28, i10-index of 66 and over 3745 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 >$24.2M in grant funding as a Chief Investigator over 29 grants, including NHMRC Partnerships, NHMRC Synergy, ARC Discovery, EU Horizon and MRFF Project Category 1 Grants, and a prestigious NSW Health Early-Mid Career Fellowship in health service and systems design. She has been the recipient of 11 research awards as a health services researcher, including five 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). 


Education/Academic qualification

Public Health, PhD, Multidisciplinary teamwork in health care: attitude and behaviour change associated with a Crew Resource Management (CRM) intervention, The University of New South Wales

Award Date: 23 Feb 2011

Electronic Engineering, BEng, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University)

Award Date: 2 May 1983


Dive into the research topics where Robyn Clay-Williams is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or