Dr Robyn Littlewood awarded QUT Outstanding Alumni in Health for work improving nutritional heath of children

Health and Wellbeing Queensland congratulates Chief Executive Dr Robyn Littlewood who was this week announced as the recipient of the Queensland University of Technology 2020 Faculty of Health Outstanding Alumni Award.

The QUT Outstanding Alumni Awards recognise graduates of QUT for exceptional professional and personal achievements, and contributions to the local, national, and international community.

Dr Littlewood gained her Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics from QUT in 1996.  Robyn also holds a Bachelor of Science, Masters Medical Science, PhD and Graduate Certificate of Executive Leadership, along with being a Fellow of Dietitians Australia.  

In her career of over 20 years as a paediatric clinical dietitian, she has worked across all levels of paediatric obesity prevention, nutrition and dietetics, from consultation with children and families in her clinic, to leading multi-disciplinary teams on statewide initiatives. Dr Littlewood co-designed with Dietitians Australia, the DA ChildD National Paediatric Dietetic Training program which has gained national and international recognition for its relevance and practicality.

Previously, Dr Littlewood was the Director of Health Services Research at the Queensland Children’s Hospital (QCH). She was also the Director of Dietetics and Food Services for almost 10 years at QCH and the former Royal Children’s Hospital.

Dr Littlewood was appointed to Health and Wellbeing Queensland in 2019. Since then, she has led the development of Health and Wellbeing Queensland’s first strategic plan, elevating chronic disease prevention and equity as priorities, and working to shift the dial for Queenslanders to achieve a healthy weight.

This award particularly recognises Robyn’s extensive work across the area of paediatric obesity prevention, nutrition and dietetics, her leadership of Health and Wellbeing Queensland, and her significant contributions nationally and internationally to improving the nutritional health of children.