Anna Robilliard - B.A. (Psychology). Grad Dip Psych.Voc. Grad Dip Developmental Trauma

  • Member Australian Psychological Society
  • Member Forensic College and accredited supervisor
  • Member of the Australia New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law.
  • Registered Psychologist PS0017658
  • APHRA Psychology Board of Australia registered psychologist PSY0001138459

 

Anna is a senior consultant at Duffy Robilliard. With over 40 years professional experience in Psychology, Anna studied in Western Australia and graduated in 1976. Employed as a student counsellor at the Western Australian Institute of Technology, Anna then relocated to NSW and completed her internship at the psychiatric unit, Hornsby District Hospital where she was part of a multi-disciplinary team that specialised in assisting young people with serious mental illness and addiction problems.

In 1979 Anna moved to the UK where she worked with behaviour disordered children and families and simultaneously undertook training at the Tavistock Clinic and Institute of Family Studies, London. A lectureship at Cheltenham Polytechnic and period of employment at the Wessex Unit for Children and Parents followed before her return to Australia. Working for Relationships Australia was her next endeavour which involved couples counselling and simultaneous rigorous training and supervision.

Moving into the field of forensic assessment at a time when the field was in its infancy, brought her previous areas of training together in 1986. This was the beginning of a lifelong interest and commitment to understanding the interface of psychology and law. The impact on the individual and the community, of antisocial and criminal behaviour has continued to engage her, along with the factors that shape and predispose individuals to criminal behaviour. The plight of offenders returning to the community has led to years of honorary service on the board of a facility for men who would otherwise be homeless. Supporting and mentoring young professional colleagues is also an ongoing interest made more imperative by the lack of resources for training psychologists in the specific demands of forensic assessment.

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