Robin Grindrod is married to Peter and is mother to four girls aged from 11-17 years. One of Robin's daughter's suffers from Juvenile Arthritis which has led her to become involved in child health advocacy over many years.
Robin's passion is centred on advocating for improvements in links between health and education for children and young people with chronic conditions including that very important process of transition from paediatric to adult health services.
Robin is a Parent Representative of Family Advisory Council at Children's Hospital, Westmead and has held several executive positions on Committee of Riding for the Disabled (NSW) Ryde Centre.
Through Robin's involvement with Arthritis Australia, she has assisted in raising awareness of Juvenile Arthritis, its impact on the child and family including physical, emotional and financial aspects, the need for improvements in access to allied health services as well as information and resources for teachers. Robin has been involved in the development of care to support the management of children and young people with rheumatic diseases in NSW. For more information visit NSW Paediatric Rheumatology Model of Care .
Robin and her daughter have both been involved on many occasions with the Starlight Children's Foundation with their program 'Livewire'- an online, hosted community for 10-21 year olds with chronic conditions or disabilities.
Robin has considerable experience presenting and discussing awareness issues at conferences and within print and electronic media forums.