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Lynne Robinson

Associate Professor, Health Promotion

School of Health and Human Performance

Email: lynne.robinson@dal.ca
Phone: (902) 494-1157
Fax: (902) 494-5120
Mailing Address: 
School of Health and Human Performance
Dalhousie University
Stairs House, P.O. Box 15000
6230 South Street
Halifax, N.S. B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Cancer patients
  • Child mental health
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Stress and coping
  • Stress and social support
  • Relationships and health


Bachelor of Science (BSc), First Class Honours, University of Victoria, B.C.
Master of Arts (MA) and PhD, Simon Fraser University, B.C.
Registered Psychologist

Research interests

  • Interactional/interpersonal processes in stress, coping and social support
  • Use of information technology as a source of support and information for health
  • Psychosocial aspects of cancer
  • Relationships and health
  • Pediatric and adolescent mental health

Selected publications

  • Robinson, L., Kocum, L., Loughlin, C., Bryson, C. & Dimoff, K.  (2015).  I Wanted You to Know: Workplace Communication About Cancer by Breast Cancer Survivors.  Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. (online first) http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0039142
  • Robinson, L., Miedema, B., Easley, J. (2014). Young adult cancer survivors and the challenge of intimacy. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 32(4), 447-462, doi: 10.1080/07347332.2014.917138
  • Easley, J., Miedema, B., & Robinson, L. (2013). It’s the good cancer, so who cares?: Feelings of isolation and lack of support among young thyroid cancer survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40, 596-600.
  • Miedema, B., Easley, J. & Robinson, L. (April-June 2013). What Impact does Geography have on Young Adult Cancer Survivors? A qualitative study comparing the experiences of rural and urban young adult cancer survivor. Rural and Remote Health. 13, 2324. Retrieved from: http://www.rrh.org.au/home/defaultnew.asp
  • Miedema, B., Easley, J. & Robinson, L. (2013). Do Current Cancer Follow-up Care Practices Meet the Needs of Young Adult Cancer Survivors in Canada? A Qualitative Inquiry. Current Oncology, 20(1), 14-22, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3747/co.20.1207.
  • Bradley, K., Robinson, L., Brannen, C. (2012). Adolescent help-seeking for psychological distress, depression and anxiety using an Internet program, International Journal of Mental Health Promotion. doi:10.1080/14623730.2012.665337.
  • Rutledge, R. & Robinson, L. (2009). Community Based Organizations are critical partners in providing complete cancer care. Current Oncology, 16(2), 29-33.doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3747/co.v16i2.357
  • Robinson, L.M. (2009). The role of information technology for knowledge exchange amongst health care stakeholders. In A. Dwivedi (Ed.) Handbook of Research on Information Technology Management and Clinical Data Administration in Healthcare (pp. 550-563). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Marin, T., Holtzmann, S, DeLongis, A. & Robinson, L. (2007). Coping and the Response of Others. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 24(6), 951-969.
  • *Farrell, K., Robinson, L., Baydock, S., Farrell, S., Irving, L. & O’Connell, C. (August, 2006). A Survey of Canadian Internet Web Sites Providing Information About Female Urinary Incontinence. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 28(8), 700-712.
  • Robinson, L.M., Francis, L., Rutledge, R. & Simpson, C. (2006). Raising awareness of psychology in health care providers through a web-based self-change program, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 37,477-480.
  • Robinson, L.M. (2006). Promoting Multidisciplinary Relationships: A proactive system for helping service providers to work collaboratively, Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 24, 115-127.
  • Robinson, L.M., McIntyre, L., & Officer, S. (2005). “Welfare babies:” Poor children’s experiences informing healthy peer relationships, Health Promotion International, 20(4), 342-350.
  • McIntyre, L., Officer, S., & Robinson, L.M. (2003). Feeling poor: The felt experience of low-income lone mothers. Affilia, 18(3), 316-331.
  • *Farrell, K.D., Robinson, L.M., & Scott, T.A. (2003).  Female urinary incontinence health education on the Internet: Pitfalls and opportunities. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 25(7), 594-600.
  • Robinson, L.M., Rehman, L.A., MacQueen, J.L. (2002). Riding the slipstream: An experience with a multidisciplinary working partnership. In L. Lawrence & I. Jones (Eds.) Leisure studies: Trends in theory and research (pp. 159-174). Eastbourne, England: Leisure Studies Association.
  • Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre Research Team (2002). Picturing Relationships. Halifax, NS: AHPRC.
  • Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre Research Team (2002). Picturing Relationships, Facilitator’s Guide. Halifax, NS: AHPRC.
  • Robinson, L., Walker, J., & Anderson, D. (1992).  Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Panic Disorder During Pregnancy and Lactation.  Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 37, 623-626.

Selected presentations

  • Robinson, L., Eaton, G., D’Agostino, N., Edelstein, K., Rutledge, R., Walker, T.  (May 2007). Win-Win: A Case Study of Working Partnerships in Psycho-social Cancer Care and Research. Workshop presented at the 2007 Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology Conference, Winnipeg, Man. 
  • Rutledge, R. & Robinson, L. (December, 2006). MD Health e-coach: Preliminary results from a web-based health promotion program for physicians. Paper presented at the AMA-CMA International Conference on Physician Health, Ottawa, Ont. 
  • Robinson, L. & Eaton, G. (May, 2006). The Cancer Gap: Evaluating and Improving Support for Young Adult Cancer Survivors. Poster presented at the 2006 Canadian Association for Psychosocial Oncology, Montreal, Que.
  • Robinson, L. (April 5, 2006). The felt experience of poverty: promoting positive social relationships for children. Visiting Professor, University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Community Health Sciences, Calgary, AB.
  • Robinson, L. & Eaton, G. (May, 2006). The Cancer Gap: Evaluating and Improving Support for Young Adult Cancer Survivors. Poster presented at the 2006 Canadian Association for Psychosocial Oncology, Montreal, Que.