He graduated from Cambridge University with an honours degree in Engineering, worked for three years in international oil exploration to save up for medical school, then graduated with honours in Medicine at Bristol University. He completed Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists before leaving the UK for a new life in New Zealand with his wife Meredith. Also a fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Robin has held consultant anaesthetist appointments at Auckland City Hospital, and North Shore Hospital.
Long involved in leadership roles, Robin was a founding member of the national Quality Improvement Committee in New Zealand and was the NZ representative on the WHO International Steering Committee for Patient Safety Solutions. He also helped launch the WHO strategy for “People at the Centre of Healthcare” in 2007. He is an honorary senior lecturer at Auckland University and is the author of the book “TIME TO CARE – How to love your patients and your job”
Robin has given invited keynote addresses in many countries over the last ten years. He’s an inspirational speaker who can ignite the passion of any audience, whether it’s healthcare chief executives in Canada, OT students in England, geriatricians in Norway, medical educators in Australia, or a large public gathering in the USA.
“Dr Robin Youngson is an inspiring visionary and catalyst for truly compassionate, holistic, mindful and healing healthcare. Through opening himself and his own personal journey to others, he touches the heart of patients, healthcare professionals and hospital managers.“
Dr Nicholas Beechcroft, Future of Western Civilisation
“One of the most heartfelt, moving presentations followed and I don’t believe there was a dry eye in the auditorium.“
Dr Fiona Remfry, 18th Prevocational Medical Education Conference, Adelaide
“One presenter in particular stood out to me for a very special reason. This person was full of love. The beauty of his teachings also is that they are incredibly simple tips that can make huge differences in the hearts and minds of patients and doctors.”
Dr Avnesh Ratnanesan, 2013 AIMA Integrative Medicine Conference, Australia
“Wow Robin you are amazing – you are a hero to many of us here in the USA for your caring, compassion and most important, willingness to share that skill to help others learn it.”
Ilene Corina, President of PULSE, New York, co-founder PULSE of America
“Robin Youngson offers healthcare professionals an opportunity to move beyond misperceived limitations and write new empowering stories for themselves, their patients and their profession. Pregnant with new, exciting and optimistic insights it’s the perfect prescription for today’s healthcare crisis.”
Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., Cell biologist and bestselling author of The Biology of Belief
Watch Dr Youngson’s lecture at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University;