Robyn has been a primary-school teacher, art/craft specialist and tertiary educator in Australia and the United States. She writes about primary-school education in the visual and creative arts. In 2011, she published (with Robyn Ewing) 'Transforming the Curriculum through the Arts.' Her past research has focused on children's attitudes to art, art making and art education. Recently as part of a large ARC project, she is examining the role of arts education in academic motivation, engagement & achievement. Her other academic research – which utilises interdisciplinary methodologies such as arts-informed inquiry concerns art as research; research as art particularly the connection between clothes & memory. The later resulted in the publication of 'The Memory of Clothes' in 2015.