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Associate Professor, College of Education, Victoria University

Robyn Broadbent is an academic, community researcher, community activist and a committed advocate for the human rights of young people.

She wrote the Youth Work programs at Victoria University and has taught and managed the program for the past sixteen years. Robyn has also been active in the establishment of the Youth Workers Association and continues to sit on the Board.

Robyn has worked in local, state, national and international youth affairs. She currently sits on the expert panel overseeing the development of a global Youth Development Index for the Commonwealth Youth Program, recently presenting the index at the 8th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting.

Robyn has worked with Trades Hall Council, was instrumental in establishing the Visy Cares Hub, provides advice and mentoring to youth workers in a range of settings and is well known for her collection of youth consultancy work.

Robyn is proud that her professional grounding was as a youth worker in the western suburbs of Melbourne and continues to be committed to the region to ensure that all young people have access to the full benefits of a wealthy society.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, College of Education, Victoria University