Dr. Robinson's training was at the University of Toronto and McGill University. She is currently a Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Toronto, and Director of the Women’s Mental Health Program at the University Health Network, Toronto, Canada. She was Founding Co-Director of the Women’s Mental Health Program at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Robinson is a clinician and has designed curricula, taught, done research, published, and acted as an expert witness on issues pertaining to women’s mental health including domestic violence, sexual assault, the adult consequences of child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, stalking and the abuse of patients by healthcare professionals and other authority figures. Her special areas of interest are the psychological aspects of women’s reproductive life, violence against women and women and careers.
Dr. Robinson was a co-founder of the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre and the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children. She is also the past-President of the Board of YWCA Toronto. She has received the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada Award in the Championship category for her work in women’s mental health, the Alexandra Symond’s Award from the American Psychiatric Association for sustained efforts for the advancement of women, and an Order of Ontario for her work in violence against women.