Dr Eden Robertson is an experienced psychosocial researcher, with a special interest in supporting children with a serious illness and their families. Dr Robertson has completed a Bachelors of Psychology (Honours), Graduate Certificate in Adolescent and Young Adult Health and Wellbeing, and a PhD in childhood cancer (2019). She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UNSW Sydney, focused for the past decade on addressing the psychosocial impact and challenges of several rare diseases, including childhood cancer, Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathy and Inherited Retinal Diseases.
Alongside this role, she is also the National Research, Evaluation and Impact Manager for Redkite – a national childhood cancer support charity providing access to free practical, emotional and financial support to help families take on the challenge of childhood cancer. In 2022, Dr Robertson undertook a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital to further her skills in palliative care and best-practice in supporting families at their child’s end-of-life. She is a passionate about empowering families to be more involved in their child’s care, as well as involving consumers in research.