Robyn Williams is a Nyoongar woman and mother of two, with an undergraduate degree in sociology and Master of Arts. Her work experience includes over 20 years in Aboriginal Affairs, community-based agencies; government and academia (training and research). Since 2008, Robyn has delivered advocacy, supporting families caring for children living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
In 2014, Robyn presented at international conferences on FASD in Canada and the United States. Travel in North America included an intensive five-week study tour of opportunities to learn from host organisations with a focus on first people programs. She continues to be mentored by leading international experts in FASD and recognises the critical importance of the inclusion of cultural protocols and approaches in all work undertaken in Aboriginal communities.
Robyn is now in the final stages of a PhD on FASD in the South West region of Western Australia, research funded by Healthways and the Telethon Institute for Kids.