Dr Robyn Brady

Dr Robyn Brady

 

I left school wanting to be a writer, dabbled in theatre, Russian, and environmental physics at UQ and then swapped to Medicine. I kept one foot in arts and one in medicine ever since. I hold specialist qualifications in Paediatrics and Emergency Medicine in Ireland and Australia, and have been a staff specialist in paediatric emergency (now at Lady Cilento CHildren Hospital) in Brisbane since 1999 three days a week. Within the arts I have continued writing short stories, poetry, and a childrens novel, and collected many hundreds of world lullabies, which I have spoken on at national and international conferences. I have coordinated many children art projects
including the Bumbletown adventures after the death of our ten year old daughter, celebrated in the SBS documentary "After Maeve"​ and related website www.planetcreature.com.au. In 2012 I helped set up Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre Inc, Honouring the creative spirit through dance, theatre, integration and collaboration. Since then we have held 25 one-day and 8 multi-day workshops, created 5 new dance works, hosted a panel on arts and disability, and our dancers have been represented at two national gatherings and in 6 photographic exhibitions. What I love about both emergency department work and dance theatre work is recognising the individual gifts each team member brings and finding ways to harness these
to a unified outcome greater than the sum of our parts. When it works its truly amazing.