Robin Mason is a scientist in the Violence and Health research program at Women’s College Hospital, Women’s College Research Institute and an Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She is also the Scientific Lead for the newly funded Women’s Xchange initiative, a research knowledge and exchange centre focused on supporting and disseminating women’s health research across the province of Ontario and ensuring the integration of sex and gender in all health research. Dr. Mason has been working in the field of intimate partner violence and medical education for more than a decade and has contributed to policies at the local, provincial and national level; and, developed three evidence-based online curricula.
Her work is focused on improving the systems’ response to women who experience violence by educating health and social service providers, developing policies and guidelines to reduce barriers and improve practices, and giving voice to diverse women’s needs and preferences. She has received multiple awards for her contributions to the field of medical education including the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International's Excellence in Education award (2012). Finally, in recognition of her expertise and contributions, she was appointed through an Order in Council to Ontario’s Domestic Violence Provincial Advisory Council (2007-2009).