Menzies School of Health Research
Professor Gary Robinson is Director of the Centre for Child Development and Education at Menzies in Darwin. He leads research in parenting and families and in Indigenous suicide prevention at Menzies. In 2012, he led the national consultancy to develop Australia's National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy, and was the strategy's lead author. He has worked with remote youth in the top end of the NT since 1979, and has led the development of many community based initiatives to support families and assist at risk children and youth. These included the Let's Start program, a preventive program working with parents and children in over 8 communities of the Top End with support of the CRC for Aboriginal Health and the Commonwealth and NT Governments. Recently, he has worked with commmunity leaders and schoools to develop Skills for Life, a positive youth development program for Indigenous middle school students.