Kate Robson MEd*

Parent Coordinator, NICU Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Director, Canadian Premature Babies Foundation Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kate Robson’s first daughter was born in 2005 at 25 weeks, weighing 500 grams. Her 2nd daughter was a slightly more robust 32-weeker born in 2007. She has spent time as a patient and as a parent in 4 different hospitals and 3 different NICUs. She now works in one of those NICUs as a Parent Coordinator, offering support to families and helping the unit deliver family centered care. Her background in Adult Education (MEd OISE/UT 1999) and Community Mediation (Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution, York University, 2003), when combined with her personal experiences, helps her bring families and staff together as collaborators. She is co-chair of the Canadian Family Advisory Network, is one of the Directors of the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation, and has had the opportunity to present at conferences such as the Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses Annual Conference, the Gravens Conference on the Physical and Developmental Environment of the High Risk Infant, the Advanced Practice Nursing Forum, and the Annual Conference of the Australian College of Neonatal Nurses. She is also a family faculty resource for Vermont Oxford Network.

* Steering Committee