Robin grew up on the North Coast of New South Wales. She completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours at the University of New South Wales, and continued research in molecular genetics at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore. On her return to Australia she studied medicine at the University of Sydney, graduating in 2002, with three years postgraduate training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. She has completed a Master of Public Health (University of Sydney), Certificate in Sexual Health and Family Planning (Family Planning Australia), and a Diploma of Child Health from Westmead Children’s Hospital. Robin has worked in practices in the inner western Sydney, Wagga Wagga, and Ballina, but has found true contentment in the Tweed region, where she has settled with her husband and four children.