School of Health and Society
Teaching and Learning
Having originally trained as an optometrist Robyn worked in community practice for fifteen years in areas across the northwest of England. Observing variations in health from one area to the next led to an interest in health inequalities and move into public health work.
On completing an MSc in Public Health at the University of Salford Robyn was awarded the Helen Prosser prize for a dissertation examining the dissemination of the CICA research project via social media and then went on to the research assistant position on Professor Penny Cook’s FASD Prevalence Study, the first of its kind in the UK.
Currently teaching on the Public Health Apprenticeship Promoting the Public's Health and Wellbeing, Collaborative working and Policy and Strategy in Public Health. Robyn is a member of the University of Salford Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Team.
McCarthy R, Mukherjee RAS, Fleming KM, Green J, Clayton-Smith J, Price AD, et al. Prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Greater Manchester, UK: An active case ascertainment study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2021;45(11):2271–81.
McCarthy R, Blackburn C, Mukherjee R, Fleming K, Allely C, Kirby L, et al. ‘I’m always up against a brick wall with them’: parents’ experiences of accessing support for their child with a newly recognised developmental disorder. British Journal of Special Education. 2022;49(1):41–63.
Currently teaching on the Public Health Apprenticeship:
- Promoting the Public's Health and Wellbeing
- Collaborative working and Policy
- Strategy in Public Health
- Child development
- Mixed methods
- Impact and policy change
Robyn is a member of the University of Salford Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Team.
- MSc Public Health
- BSc in Optometry