Dr Catherine Robinson
University of Tasmania
Catherine is Associate Professor in Housing and Communities in the School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania. She is a committed public intellectual and community leader in the areas of homelessness, mental ill-health and child and youth well-being. A sociologist and qualitative social researcher with a broad interest in the relationship between vulnerability, suffering, embodiment, injustice and place, Catherine conducts research and advocacy for impact on social policy and social service design and delivery. Her current work focuses on understanding the experiences and support needs of Tasmanian children and young people who experience complex risk and vulnerability, including unaccompanied homelessness.
Catherine is a board member of Homelessness Australia and is also known for her work with Blackfella Films as Series Consultant and Co-Host of the multi-award winning factual documentary series Filthy Rich and Homeless.