Robyn arranges and supports field education placements for Social Work and Human Services students within the School of Social Sciences, liaising with students, agencies and the university. Placements provide opportunities for students to engage with their learning in a workplace setting. Learning involves exploring the application of social work knowledge and theories, the use of skills and recognition of personal and professional values.
Robyn is a qualified social work practitioner who has a passion for creating positive social change whether this be with individuals, families, communities or at a societal systemic level.
Robyn’s previous social work experiences involved working with young people and their significant others in community and education based settings. The work crossed many complex issues including relationships, substance use, education and training, homelessness, legal issues, family conflict, and life skills.
Robyn McKenzie's specialist areas of knowledge include work based placements, workplace learning requirements and social work.