Joan Robinson



Position: Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases; NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Infectious Diseases of Dairy Cattle

Institution: Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta

Role with AMR - One Health Consortium: Work Package Lead and Principal Investigator


Joan Robinson grew up on a ranch west of Innisfail, Alberta. She went to medical school in Edmonton and then spent six years as an intern and resident in Vancouver before landing in Edmonton again. She is currently divisional director for pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Alberta and editor-in-chief for the Canadian Paediatric Society journal Paediatrics & Child Health. She is an undifferentiated researcher with an interest in a wide variety of bacterial and viral diseases and in optimal use of antimicrobials in both inpatients and outpatients.

Key Areas of Expertise: Antimicrobial stewardship, outpatient