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Member: Robyn Wallace

Clinical Associate Professor Robyn Wallace is a physician in Hobart, Tasmania, specialising in healthcare for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and peri-operative medicine at Calvary Hobart. She has developed a speciality area of hospital level care for adult patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities over the last 18 years, starting in Queensland and then in Tasmania for the last 5 years or so. With Calvary colleagues she is also developing a quality assurance aspect to enhance clinical care of this population.

She has complemented her clinical work by academic studies and published numerous papers on clinical aspects of health, and the logistics of care in the hospital setting for adult patients with intellectual disabilities. She has co-written the University of Tasmania developmental disability teaching curriculum for medical students incorporating clinical work, and also participated in curriculum development and clinical training for training specialists in areas of healthcare for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Over the years, Robyn has also initiated positive working relationships with the disability and health sectors at governmental levels, with non government providers, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, University of Tasmania medical school, National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), disability support groups, numerous disability bodies. She is currently a member of the Clinical Review Committee at Calvary (and immediate past Chair), Chair of the State Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), member of the RACP Policy and Advocacy group, recently appointed Chair of the RACP working group with NDIA.
Robyn was appointed to the Board of OAK Tasmania in 2015.