Dr Eden Grace Robertson
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Eden Grace Robertson

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Macquarie University

Graduate Certificate in Adolescent Health and Wellbeing, University of Melbourne

PhD (Medicine), UNSW Sydney 

Medicine & Health
Discipline of Paediatrics

Dr Eden Robertson is an experienced psychosocial researcher, with a special interest in supporting children with a serious illness and their families. Dr Robertson has completed a Bachelors of Psychology (Honours), Graduate Certificate in Adolescent and Young Adult Health and Wellbeing, and a PhD in childhood cancer (2019). She has worked as the Research and Evaluations Manager at the Starlight Children’s Foundation since June 2019, alongside her role as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW Sydney. In 2020, Dr Robertson received a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Driven by the need to improve the wellbeing of children and young people with a serious illness, she takes pride in conducting meaningful research that can be implemented to bring about positive change.

  • Journal articles | 2022
    Robertson E; Treadgold C; Cosby I; Sinclair M; Elsmore B; Ellis R; Franken C, 2022, 'Facilitating the Voice of Adolescents in Hospitals Through Art: A Case Report', Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 70, pp. 507 - 513, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2021.09.027
    Journal articles | 2021
    Robertson EG; Wakefield CE; Tsoli M; Kellie SJ; Alvaro F; Gifford AJ; Weber MA; Rodriguez M; Kirby M; Ziegler DS, 2021, 'Parents' experiences of postmortem tumor donation for high-grade gliomas: Benefits and suggested improvements', Neuro-Oncology Advances, vol. 3, pp. vdab087, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/noajnl/vdab087
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wakefield CE; Sansom‐daly UM; McGill BC; Hetherington K; Ellis SJ; Robertson EG; Donoghoe MW; McCarthy M; Kelada L; Girgis A; King M; Grootenhuis M; Anazodo A; Patterson P; Lowe C; Dalla‐pozza L; Miles G; Cohn RJ, 2021, 'Providing psychological support to parents of childhood cancer survivors: ‘cascade’ intervention trial results and lessons for the future', Cancers, vol. 13, pp. 5597 - 5597, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cancers13225597
    Journal articles | 2021
    Treadgold C; Robertson E; Parker B, 2021, 'Starlight's “Captains on Call” Initiative: A partnership model that aims to positively distract children during medical procedures', International Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 20, pp. 109 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.s4109
    Journal articles | 2020
    Buchhorn-White J; Robertson EG; Wakefield CE; Cohen J, 2020, 'A decision aid for nutrition support is acceptable in the pediatric hospital setting', Journal of Pediatric Nursing, vol. 55, pp. 165 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2020.08.013
    Journal articles | 2020
    Robertson E; Treadgold C; Parker B; Quinn L, 2020, 'Positive distraction for children during burn wound care in Australia — An evaluation of the ‘Captains on Call’ pilot', Journal of Pediatric Nursing, vol. 54, pp. 10 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2020.05.001
    Journal articles | 2020
    Robertson EG; Cohen J; Signorelli C; Grant DM; Fardell JE; Wakefield CE, 2020, 'What instruments should we use to assess paediatric decision-making interventions? A narrative review', Journal of Child Health Care, vol. 24, pp. 458 - 472, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1367493519869717
    Journal articles | 2019
    Robertson EG; Wakefield CE; Cohn RJ; Battisti RA; Donoghoe MW; Ziegler DS; Fardell JE; Mitchell R; O'Brien TA, 2019, 'Piloting a parent and patient decision aid to support clinical trial decision making in childhood cancer', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 28, pp. 1520 - 1529, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.5109
    Journal articles | 2019
    Robertson EG; Wakefield CE; Shaw J; Darlington AS; McGill BC; Cohn RJ; Fardell JE, 2019, 'Decision-making in childhood cancer: parents’ and adolescents’ views and perceptions', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 27, pp. 4331 - 4340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-019-04728-x
    Journal articles | 2018
    Vetsch J; Wakefield CE; Robertson EG; Trahair TN; Mateos MK; Grootenhuis M; Marshall GM; Cohn RJ; Fardell JE, 2018, 'Health-related quality of life of survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a systematic review', Quality of Life Research, vol. 27, pp. 1431 - 1443, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-018-1788-5
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sansom-Daly UM; Wakefield CE; Robertson EG; McGill BC; Wilson HL; Bryant RA, 2018, 'Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors' memory and future thinking processes place them at risk for poor mental health', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 27, pp. 2709 - 2716, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.4856
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sansom-Daly UM; Wakefield CE; Bryant RA; Patterson P; Anazodo A; Butow P; Sawyer SM; McGill BC; Evans HE; Cohn RJ, 2018, 'Feasibility, acceptability, and safety of the Recapture Life videoconferencing intervention for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors', Psycho-Oncology, vol. 28, pp. 284 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.4938
    Journal articles | 2018
    Robertson EG; Wakefield CE; Signorelli C; Cohn RJ; Patenaude A; Foster C; Pettit T; Fardell JE, 2018, 'Strategies to facilitate shared decision-making about pediatric oncology clinical trial enrollment: A systematic review', Patient Education and Counseling, vol. 101, pp. 1157 - 1174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2018.02.001
    Journal articles | 2018
    Robertson EG; Wakefield CE; Cohn RJ; O'Brien T; Ziegler DS; Fardell JE, 2018, 'The development of delta: Using agile to develop a decision aid for pediatric oncology clinical trial enrollment', JMIR Research Protocols, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/resprot.9258
    Journal articles | 2017
    Signorelli C; Wakefield CE; Fardell JE; Wallace WHB; Robertson EG; McLoone JK; Cohn RJ, 2017, 'The impact of long-term follow-up care for childhood cancer survivors: A systematic review', Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, vol. 114, pp. 131 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.critrevonc.2017.04.007
    Journal articles | 2017
    McGill BC; Sansom-Daly UM; Wakefield CE; Ellis SJ; Robertson EG; Cohn RJ, 2017, 'Therapeutic Alliance and Group Cohesion in an Online Support Program for Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors: Lessons from "recapture Life"', Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, vol. 6, pp. 568 - 572, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/jayao.2017.0001
    Journal articles | 2017
    May E; mcgill B; Anazodo A; wakefield C, 2017, 'Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors’ Experiences of the Healthcare System: A Qualitative Study.', Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, vol. 7, pp. 88 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/jayao.2017.0015
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ellis SJ; Wakefield CE; McLoone JK; Robertson EG; Cohn RJ, 2016, 'Fertility concerns among child and adolescent cancer survivors and their parents: A qualitative analysis', Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, vol. 34, pp. 347 - 362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07347332.2016.1196806
    Journal articles | 2016
    Robertson EG; Sansom-Daly UM; Wakefield CE; Ellis SJ; Mcgill BC; Doolan EL; Cohn RJ, 2016, 'Sexual and romantic relationships: Experiences of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors', Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, vol. 5, pp. 286 - 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/jayao.2015.0061
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sansom-Daly UM; Lin M; Robertson EG; Wakefield CE; McGill BC; Girgis A; Cohn RJ, 2016, 'Health Literacy in Adolescents and Young Adults: An Updated Review', Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, vol. 5, pp. 106 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/jayao.2015.0059
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sansom-Daly UM; McGill BC; Anazodo AC; Plaster M; Maguire F; O'Dwyer C; Ellis SJ; Robertson EG; Cohn RJ; Wakefield CE, 2016, 'The Reality of Relapse: Impact of Cancer Relapse on Survivorship Interventions and Patient-Reported Outcomes Data', Pediatric Blood and Cancer, vol. 63, pp. 1492 - 1493, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pbc.26001
    Journal articles | 2016
    Wakefield CE; Sansom-Daly UM; McGill BC; Ellis SJ; Doolan EL; Robertson EG; Mathur S; Cohn RJ, 2016, 'Acceptability and feasibility of an e-mental health intervention for parents of childhood cancer survivors: “Cascade”', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 24, pp. 2685 - 2694, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-016-3077-6
    Journal articles | 2016
    Aralova M; Robertson E; Putrya A; Goncharova L; Wakefield C; Aslanyan K, 2016, 'Relationships between Russian mothers and their children with, and without, cancer: A controlled study', International Journal of Healthcare, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.5430/ijh.v2n2p73
    Journal articles | 2015
    Robertson EG; Wakefield CE; Marshall KH; Sansom-Daly UM, 2015, 'Strategies to improve adherence to treatment in adolescents and young adults with cancer: a systematic review', CLINICAL ONCOLOGY IN ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS, vol. 5, pp. 35 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/COAYA.S85988
  • Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Robertson EG; Mitchell R; Wakefield CE; Lewis P; Cousens N; Marshall GM; Russell SJ; Ziegler DS; Anazodo A; Trahair TN; Barbaric D; Cohn RJ; Alvaro F; O'Brien TA, 2018, 'Enrolment in early phase paediatric oncology clinical trials: the healthcare professionals’ perspective.', in PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, WILEY, Hong Kong, Vol. 27, pp. 56 - 57, presented at International Psycho-Oncology Society, Hong Kong, 31 October 2018 - 02 November 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.14248
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Robertson EG; Mitchell R; Wakefield CE; Lewis P; Cousens N; Marshall GM; Russell SJ; Ziegler DS; Anazodo AC; Trahair TN; Barbaric D; Cohn RJ; Alvaro F; O'Brien T, 2018, 'Enrolment in early phase paediatric oncology clinical trials: the healthcare professionals’ perspective (poster)', in Enrolment in early phase paediatric oncology clinical trials: the healthcare professionals’ perspective (poster), Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology and Oncology Group (ANZCHOG), Sydney, presented at Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology and Oncology Group (ANZCHOG), Sydney, 14 June 2018 - 16 June 2018
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Robertson EG; Fardell J; Cohn R; Wakefield C, 2017, 'Decision-Making in Pediatric Oncology: Needs, Preferences and Experiences of Families', in PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER, WILEY, pp. S491 - S492, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000408978204230&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Robertson E; Fardell J; Cohn R; Wakefield C, 2017, 'Decision making in pediatric oncology: Needs, preferences, and experiences of families', in PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, WILEY, Vol. 26, pp. 104 - 104, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000407688900277&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Wakefield C; Sansom-Daly U; Brittany MG; Robertson E; Ellis S; Marshall K; Hetherington K; Doolan E; Cohn R, 2016, ''Cascade': A randomized trial of online support for parents after their child's cancer treatment', in PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, WILEY-BLACKWELL, Dublin, Ireland, Vol. 25, pp. 106 - 107, presented at World Congress of Psycho-oncology, Dublin, Ireland, 17 October 2016 - 21 October 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.v25.S3/issuetoc