Elly Robinson

Elly Robinson is the manager of the Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) information exchange and the Expert Panel project at AIFS. Elly has extensive experience in knowledge translation and exchange, project management and resource development, and has authored a number of publications and resources. Her research interests include adolescent health and welfare, mental health, global health and the impact/use of digital communications in families and relationships.
Journal article

Parental involvement in preventing and responding to cyberbullying

This paper outlines definitions and statistics related to cyberbullying, differences between cyberbullying and offline bullying, and parents’ roles and involvement in preventing and responding to cyberbullying incidents. The aim of the paper is to inform practitioners and other professionals of ways to help parents clarify...

Child maltreatment and problem gambling

Child abuse is associated with an increased risk of gambling problems in adulthood, according to a systematic review published recently in the journal Child Abuse and Neglect. The association was significant for multiple forms of maltreatment, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and psychological maltreatment...
Briefing paper

Supported playgroups for parents and children: the evidence for their benefits

This paper defines the types of supported playgroups and varying models of implementation in operation in Australia, and assesses the evaluation evidence for their benefits to parents and children. Supported playgroups are playgroups run by a paid facilitator that aim to support families with particular...
Journal article

The expert panel project: towards better outcomes for families

The Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) commissioned the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) in 2014 to assist with the establishment of a panel of experts to help agencies funded under the department's Families and Children Activity. The Families and Children Activity provides...

The simplicity of knowledge exchange

CFCA Manager Elly Robinson draws on the wisdom of Atul Gawande to help make complex concepts understandable. "Use familiar words – words that your readers will understand, and not words they will have to look up. No advice is more elementary, and no advice is...