Robbie Bedbrook is a Registered Nurse with a passion for health promotion, social justice and primary health care. Nurse Robbie’s goal is to improve health literacy, increase the uptake of technology and social media in healthcare and advocate for the wonderful profession of nursing.
Who is Nurse Robbie?
Nurse Robbie works predominantly in Primary Health Care (PHC) with a special interest in sexual health, mental health and managing chronic illness. In 2016 he founded the health promotion channel Hot on Health, which seeks to use video content to improve rates of health literacy and promote the under-developed and under-represented field of PHC nursing.
Since then, he has expanded his role in the field of PHC through consulting roles with local government bodies, universities, private practices and more, in areas such as content creation and public speaking / workshops.
Robbie is also a member of the Global Shapers (Sydney Hub), an initiative of the World Economic Forum to engage young people to improve the state of the world. Robbie is the incoming Curator of the Sydney Global Shapers for the 2018/2019 financial year.
Nurse Robbie's Vision
Health is not scary, nor should it always be viewed clinically. Our health is part of who we are, it defines us. Whether you have never been to the doctor or you have a chronic illness my vision is for a global community that embraces and respects our own health. With the right knowledge and a new framework for looking at health I want to change the conversation from exclusive to inclusive. I want to make social media our ally in health, not our enemy. Lastly, I want to continue to push forward and highlight the nursing profession, and the respect people have for nurses everywhere. In doing so I also want to highlight the under-represented and misunderstood field of Primary Health Care Nursing, which I believe is the future of preventative health and innovation.
Youth Representative and Speaker, Global Conference on Primary Health Care (WHO, 2018)
Honorary Associate Lecturer (University of Wollongong, Australia - awarded 2018).
Board Director - Global Shapers Australia & New Zealand (2018-20)
Curator - Sydney Global Shapers (2018/19)
Finalist Prize - Recently Graduated Nurse of the Year 2017 (APNA).
Shortlisted for the Good100 PremaGyan award 2016 (GoodFestival: Lausanne, Switzerland).